Julia Armfield was born in London in 1990. She is a fiction writer and occasional playwright with a Masters in Victorian Art and Literature from Royal Holloway University. Her work has been published in Lighthouse, Analog Magazine, Neon Magazine and The Stockholm Review. She was commended in the Moth Short Story Prize 2017, longlisted for the Deborah Rogers Award 2018, and won the White Review short story prize 2018. She lives and works in London.
Genres: Literary Fiction
Julia Armfield recommends
The View Was Exhausting (2021)
Mikaella Clements and Onjuli Datta
"Deft, funny and tender, The View Was Exhausting is as smart as it is swoon-worthy."
Tell Me I'm Worthless (2021)
"A sharp and visceral novel which bends the horror genre to its will, Tell Me I'm Worthless holds a gruesome mirror up to the way it feels to live now. I absolutely tore through this book."
Parallel Hells (2022)
"By turns unsettling, funny and fiercely intelligent, Parallel Hells is a queer carnival of monsters and masks. These stories penetrate the surface of their characters' assumed identities to reveal the glittering realities beneath."
For Thy Great Pain Have Mercy on My Little Pain (2023)
"Moving and unexpected, Mackenzie writes with great clarity and tenderness ... I tore through this."
Death of a Bookseller (2023)
"Tense, addictive, and sticky underfoot."
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