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ALEXANDRA CONNOR, Author and Artist

Alexandra Connor (aka Alex Connor) was born in the UK and lives in England. She is an author, artist and art historian. Also an arts presenter on TV and in 2017 won the Rome Prize for Isle of the Dead, aka Il Dipinto Maleditto.


Fellow of Royal Society of Arts, listed in Debretts 'Prominent People of Today.'

I'm represented by Studio Rositani. For any enquiries about my Italian art thrillers please contact Newton Compton Publishers. My Publicist is Antonella Sarandrea.

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A. Connor

Alexandra Connor was born in the UK. She had a variety of careers, yet it was only after being stalked and attacked in London that she found her real forté and began her careers as a painter and author.

Her books are published worldwide including UK, USA and Russia. In 2017 she won the Rome Prize for ‘Isle of the Dead,’ (Italian version ‘Il Dipinto Maledetto’.) The last volume of her trilogy about Caravaggio and Artemisia Gentileshi is being launched in Rome in November 2018, entitled ‘Eredite Caravaggio.’ As a working artist, Alexandra’s paintings are in national collections and she has also illustrated some of her own books. Her non fiction book on art was published in New York.

Her biography and work has been featured in The Times, The Telegraph, Observer, The Daily Mail, and many foreign newspapers. Her articles have also been published in UK and Europe. She has been a TV presenter for ITV and BBC and gives talks on the arts as well as narrating her own novels onto CD.

Alexandra is listed in Debrett’s ‘People of Today’ and is also a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts.

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Alexandra is often invited to give talks as a speaker at book clubs or as an After Dinner Speaker about her work as an author. Or indeed, as a painter. Or as a combination of both!

She is also becoming more in demand as a motivational speaker, drawing on her own experience of triumphing after a violent setback. What Alexandra refers to as 'The Phoenix Phenomenon.'

On BBC Forty Minutes Alexandra was featured in a programme about victims of violence which was later used on a university syllabus.

She has also appeared as an Arts Presenter on This Morning, Past Masters for slots on Sky and BBC and BBC Radio.

She has also narrated her books for Isis and Soundings onto CD such as The Hour of the Angel, Mask of Fortune, The Experience Buyer, The Face in the Locket, Midnight’s Smiling, The Roman House, The Well of Dreams, Thomas Green Bay Tree, Hunter’s Moon, The Witch Mark, The Sixpenny Winner, Winter Women; Midsummer Men, Green Baize Road, An Angel Passing Over, The Tailor’s Wife, The Lydgate Widow, The Soldier’s Wife, The Jeweller’s Niece, The Watchman’s Daughter and The Rembrandt Secret.

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'Everyone should be forced to take a spoonful of Alex Connor every day'

Daily Telegraph

'Alex Connor looks set to do for art what David Attenborough has done for animals'

Press Association

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