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Yara Rodrigues Fowler


(b.1992)

Yara Rodrigues Fowler was born in 1992. She grew up in a British Brazilian household in South London, where she is still based. She has an BA from Oxford University and an MA from UCL, and is a trustee of Latin American Women’s Aid, the only refuge run for and by Latin American women in the UK.

Stubborn Archivist
, her first novel, is being published by Fleet in the UK and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in the US.

 

Genres: Literary Fiction
 
Novels
   Stubborn Archivist (2019)
   there are more things (2022)
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I See Buildings Fall Like Lightning (2024)
Keiran Goddard
"A very affecting novel about working class love, friendship and grief. Bound by kinship and place, Goddard's multiple narrators create a story that is truly communal, demonstrating our interconnectedness and bravely rejecting the idea that the novel form is built to tell the stories of individuals only."
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Wandering Souls (2023)
Cecile Pin
"Wandering Souls is deeply moving and deeply generous. Pin writes about the Vietnamese diaspora in the UK - its past and its present - with love and care. I cried reading it."
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Deep Down (2023)
Imogen West-Knights
"I read Deep Down in one go, staying up late to finish it. West-Knights takes the tradition of the British family novel - with all its resentment, over-drinking and passive aggression - and transcends it: Deep Down is funny, sad, tender and hopeful. A fantastic book."

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Awards
2023 Granta Best of Young British Novelists

Award nominations
2022 Orwell Prize for Political Fiction (nominee) : there are more things
2022 Goldsmiths Prize (nominee) : there are more things
2019 Desmond Elliott Prize (nominee) : Stubborn Archivist


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