Jane Harris's third novel, Sugar Money, published in October 2017, is based on a little-known true story, described as a ‘heart-breaking trip into our troubled colonial past, and a stunning act of literary ventriloquism, as we follow two slave brothers sent on a dangerous mission from Martinique to Grenada to recover the forty-two slaves their French master claims were stolen by English invaders’.
Jane’s debut novel, The Observations, was shortlisted for the 2007 Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction, for the British Book Awards Waterstone’s Newcomer of the Year and the South Bank Show/Times Breakthrough Award. It was later chosen by Richard and Judy as one of their 100 Books of the Decade. This was followed in 2011 by the acclaimed Gillespie & I.
Jane is in conversation with Professor Alex Stevens, University of Kent.