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date: 02 July 2020

Moggach, Deborah free

OBE 2018

Born 28 June 1948; d of late Richard Alexander Hough, writer and of Helen Charlotte (née Woodyatt); m 1971, Anthony Austin Moggach (marr. diss. 1988); one s one d

novelist, journalist and script-writer

Education

Camden Sch. for Girls; Bristol Univ. (BA Hons English); Inst. of Educn, Univ. of London (BEd English)

Career

Mem., Exec. Cttee, English PEN, 1992–95; Chm., Soc. of Authors, 1999–2001 (Mem., Broadcasting Cttee, 1995–97, Mgt Cttee, 1998–2000). Television includes: Crown Court, 1983; To Have and to Hold, 1986; Stolen, 1990; Goggle Eyes (adaptation; Writers’ Guild Award for Best Adapted Serial), 1993; Seesaw, 1998; Close Relations, 1998; Love in a Cold Climate (adaptation), 2001; Final Demand, 2003; Diary of Anne Frank, 2009; stage play, Double Take, Liverpool Playhouse, 1990, Chichester Fest. Theatre, 1993; film script, Pride and Prejudice (adaptation), 2005; screenplay, Tulip Fever, 2017. Young Journalist of the Year, Westminster Arts Council, 1975. FRSL 1998. Hon. DLitt Bristol, 2005

Publications

You Must Be Sisters, 1978; Close to Home, 1979; A Quiet Drink, 1980; Hot Water Man, 1982; Porky, 1983; To Have and To Hold, 1986; Smile and other stories, 1987; Driving in the Dark, 1988; Stolen, 1990; The Stand-In, 1991; The Ex-Wives, 1993; Changing Babies, 1995; Seesaw, 1996; Close Relations, 1997; Tulip Fever, 1999 (filmed, 2018); Final Demand, 2001; These Foolish Things, 2004 (filmed as The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, 2012); In The Dark, 2007; Heartbreak Hotel, 2013; Something to Hide, 2015; The Carer, 2019

Recreations

walking around London looking into people’s windows

Address

c/o Curtis Brown, 28–29 Haymarket SW1Y 4SP

(020) 7396 6600