Fiona Mozley was born in Hackney but grew up in York and studied at Cambridge before moving to Buenos Aires for a year without speaking any Spanish. After briefly working at a literary agency in London, she moved back to York to complete a PhD in Medieval Studies. She also has a weekend job at The Little Apple Bookshop in York. Elmet is her first novel and has been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017.
Genres: Literary Fiction
These Our Monsters (2019) (with Graeme Macrae Burnet, Edward Carey, Sarah Hall, Paul Kingsnorth, Alison MacLeod, Sarah Moss and Adam Thorpe)
Fiona Mozley recommends
"Summerwater is a triumph and confirms Sarah Moss as one of the best writers in Britain today."
Silence is a Sense (2021)
"Silence Is a Sense is a fierce novel. The prose is ferocious, the pace is ferocious and the beguiling central character, known as The Voiceless, conceals behind her inabilityor reluctance to speak, a striking, visceral intensity. She obsessively watches the people around her to silence her own trauma, but every now and then it can’t help but break through. Layla AlAmmar has skillfully woven a narrative of memory and grief with an illuminating social critique of the position of asylum seekers within contemporary British society. It is daring and devastating."
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