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Megan Hunter



Megan Hunter was born in Manchester in 1984, and now lives in Cambridge with her young family. She has a BA in English Literature from Sussex University, and an MPhil in English Literature: Criticism and Culture from Jesus College, Cambridge. Her poetry has been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and she was a finalist for the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award with her short story Selfing.
 

Genres: Literary Fiction, Science Fiction
 
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Ponti (2018)
Sharlene Teo
"A radiant, achingly beautiful novel about relationships between women."
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Drive your Plough over the Bones of the Dead (2018)
Olga Tokarczuk
"I loved this wry, richly melancholic philosophical mystery. It's a compelling and endlessly thought-provoking novel, luminous with the strangeness of existance."
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Indelicacy (2020)
Amina Cain
"I read it slowly, in a kind of reverie, wanting to savour every page… A completely absorbing, luminous account of a woman inhabiting her life and creativity."
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Miss Iceland (2020)
Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir
"A potent, atmospheric story of creative frustration and fulfilment. I loved the wry, tender voice of Ólafsdóttir's narrator. I'm now going to read all of her other novels."
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The Appointment (2020)
Katharina Volckmer
"The Appointment is darkly hilarious, moving and original. Its vibrant, incisive voice surprises and enlivens the reader on every page."
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Bright Burning Things (2021)
Lisa Harding
"A novel of extraordinary intimacy and vividness, a uniquely disquieting account of a mind sinking into the depths and rising again, full of such powerful love and fear."
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A Lonely Man (2021)
Chris Power
"I loved this taut, graceful literary thriller, in which domesticity is as riveting as the threat of criminal entanglement. In A Lonely Man, family life-and love-is the beating heart of the story, creating an absorbing, menacing interplay between home, ambition and (self-) deception."
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The Fell (2021)
Sarah Moss
"A masterfully tense, deeply empathetic novel about lives stilled and re-examined, and the uncertainty and danger of the world that surrounds them. I was completely riveted by the central questions of its narrative, and by its tender, insightful exploration of the times we are living through."
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Violets (2022)
Alex Hyde
"Moving, graceful... Violets has a compelling, quiet power all the way to its exquisitely affecting end."
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Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies (2022)
Maddie Mortimer
"Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies is a beautiful novel about death that feels completely alive, pulsing with tenderness and wit."
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Our Wives Under the Sea (2022)
Julia Armfield
"Delicate and horrifying, Our Wives Under The Sea is a darkly brilliant novel that submerges the reader's imagination in the depths of the unknown."
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Cat Brushing (2022)
Jane Campbell
"I loved these fresh, wry, strange stories; by turns moving and unnerving, they disturb expectations of the longings, loves and ambitions of older women."

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