Jane Rogers is the author of several novels, including Separate Tracks (1983); Her Living Image (1984), winner of a Somerset Maugham Award; The Ice is Singing (1987); Mr Wroe's Virgins[/i (1991); Promised Lands (1995), winner of the Writers' Guild Award (Best Fiction); Island (1999), and The Voyage Home (2004). She is the editor of the OUP’s Good Fiction Guide, and writes for television and radio. Her Channel 4 drama Dawn and the Candidate (1989) won a Samuel Beckett Television Award; and her adaptation of Mr Wroe's Virgins (1993), directed by Danny Boyle, was nominated for a BAFTA. She teaches on the MA writing course at Sheffield Hallam University. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.