Reviews

  • "Daisy Johnson’s story collection Fen was unanimously beloved... firmly situating her among the UK’s most exciting new voices."

    Marta Bausells, Elle
  • "Just finished rereading Daisy Johnson’s story collection Fen. Just as powerful and beautiful and dark and strange as the first time. One of my favourite books of all time."

    Jeff Vandermeer
  • "Johnson's heady broth of folklore, female sexuality and fenland landscape reads like a mix of Graham Swift and Angela Carter… For atmosphere, originality and plain chutzpah, this is an impressive first collection."

    Sarah Crown, Guardian
  • "Poetic, risky… Johnson’s slippery and sensual stories-cum-chapters have an amphibious elemental quality and a contemporary provincial witchiness of their own."

    Phil Baker, Sunday Times
  • "There is big, dangerous vitality herein - this book marks the emergence of a great, stomping, wall-knocking talent."

    Kevin Barry
  • "Reading the stories brought the sense of being trapped in a room slowly, but very surely, filling up with water. You think: this can't be happening. Meanwhile, hold your breath against the certainty it surely is."

    Cynan Jones, author of The Dig