After centuries of entrapment, the mermaid is finally getting to tell her own story. From Monique Roffey to Rivers Solomon, contemporary writers are offering new, feminist retellings of a favourite fable.
From Francine Toon to Daisy Johnson and Sara Collins, recent fiction has been filled with a sense of the otherworldly. Why have so many women writers turned to horror tropes, and what does it tell us?
The mind behind the Man Booker-shortlisted Everything Under and new novel Sisters on the power of a haunted house and the joys of making fajitas in a camper van.
As the days grow shorter and the air colder, we asked the team to reflect on their favourite books from the year. From literary giants to perspective changing non-fiction, here are the books that will feature in our Christmases this year.
Daisy Johnson’s haunting debut, Everything Under reinterprets a classical myth, taking the reader into a modern-day England unfamiliar to most. Daisy - the youngest person to ever be shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize - talks about the challenge of retellings.
Three Penguin Random House books have made it onto the shortlist for the 2018 Man Booker Prize; making up half of the six-strong list.
Daring as it is moving, Daisy Johnson’s debut novel turns classical myth on its head and takes readers to a modern-day England unfamiliar to most.
VINTAGE are delighted to announce that we have two books on the Man Booker Prize 2018 shortlist; Everything Under by Daisy Johnson and The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner. Here’s everything you need to know about these wonderful books, and plenty of good reasons to put them to the top of your to-be-read pile.
Daisy Johnson was born in 1990. Her debut short-story collection, Fen, was published in 2016. In 2018 she became the youngest author ever to be shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize with her debut novel Everything Under. She is the winner of the Harper’s Bazaar Short Story Prize, the A. M. Heath Prize and the Edge Hill Short Story Prize. She currently lives in Oxford by the river.
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