Sarah Perry is an author best known for her travel and arts articles. She is the recipient of the Shiva Naipaul Travel Writing Award. Sarah was also well-known for her work as a writer-in-residence at Gladstone’s Library. When her novels were published, her writing career reached new heights of success.
After Me Comes the Flood, her debut novel, won the East Anglian Book of the Year Award in 2014. This novel was also nominated for the Folio Prize and the Guardian First Book Award.
Sarah’s career took off after the publication of her novel, The Essex Serpent. It was named the Waterstones Book of the Year 2016 and was nominated for the Costa Novel Award in 2016. This was her best-selling book, selling over 200,000 hardcover copies alone.
She continues to attend interviews for her best-selling novel, The Essex Serpent. Sarah increased her net worth dramatically by outperforming expectations.
Sarah Perry: Age, Family
Sarah, who was born in Chelmsford, England in 1979, celebrates her birthday every year on November 28th. She comes from a family of devout Christian believers.
Her parents were members of one of Essex’s last Strict Baptist chapels. She felt like she grew up in 1895 because she was raised in the chapel. She spent her childhood surrounded by the Bible, Beethoven, Victorian hymns, and a print of Pilgrim’s Progress.
Sarah discovered a white-jacketed book full of illustrations when she was eight years old and looking for something to read. Jane Eyre was the book.
The book would be difficult for most children her age, but Sarah read it anyway. She’d have her mother convert some words now and then, but she was still enthralled.
Sarah began truancy at the age of 16 when she felt she had outgrown her teachers. Instead of going to school, she would read at the library. Sarah spent her childhood reading ancient, mythical, historical, and other books. She most likely learned more from novels than from schoolbooks.
Sarah received her academic education at Anglia Ruskin University, where she studied English. She later earned an MA in Creative Writing from Royal Holloway, University of London, as well as a Ph.D. in Gothic and Creative Writing.
Relationship Status: Single?
Sarah grew up in a strict Christian family and was never exposed to popular cultures of the time, nor did she own a television. She never had boyfriends or went to gigs or clubs like the other girls her age.
Sarah mostly socialized by going to church, where she met a handsome young man named Robert Perry when she was 16 years old.
Robert and his parents arrived late to church that day. He was dressed in a purple shirt without a tie; not wearing a tie to church was a big deal at the church she attended. Such behavior appeared reckless but joyful to her. That’s how Robert piqued Sarah’s interest.
After a while, the couple began dating. Sarah’s first gift from him was a CD of Eighties music when they were dating. Sarah later married Robert and exchanged wedding vows with her life-partner when she was 20. She and her husband have been married for about 18 years and are still going strong.