Diana Evans is the award-winning author of Ordinary People, The Wonder and 26a. Her prize nominations include the Whitbread First Novel and the Guardian First Book awards, and she received the inaugural Orange Award for New Writers. Here’s what the critics say of Ordinary People:

‘A joy from start to finish’ – Literary Review

‘A deftly observed, elegiac portrayal of modern marriage’ – The Observer

‘A rewarding and ruthlessly funny novel’ – The Times

‘Could easily be reimagined for the screen, though the film would not capture the sheer energy and effervescence of Evans’s funny, sad, magnificent prose’ – The Guardian

‘An absorbing, beautifully written slice of London life’ – Metro