novelist, born in London. Her novels include Her Living Image (1984), an account of Carolyn, a wife and mother, and her feminist alter ego, Caro, who lives in a women's refuge with her friend, Clare. The relationship between Clare and Carolyn becomes the forum for a humane and thoughtful engagement with feminist arguments and concerns. Rogers's other novels include Separate Tracks (1983), The Ice is Singing (1987), and Mr Wroe's Virgins (1991), which has been adapted for television. Her powerful and intricately plotted novel Promised Lands (1995) interweaves contemporary lives and the first year of settlement in a 19th‐cent. convict colony. Later novels include Island (1999) and The Voyage Home (2004). She teaches creative writing at Sheffield Hallam University, and has edited The Good Fiction Guide.