Author(s): Daisy Johnson
FROM THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE SHORTLISTED AUTHOR OF EVERYTHING UNDER
WINNER OF THE EDGE HILL SHORT STORY PRIZE 2017
'Hauntingly written and full of unabashedly, refreshingly angry women... In a year that made me furious, Daisy Johnson's Fen was a howl I didn't know I needed' Celeste Ng
'[An] instant classic...a bold, take-no-prisoners collection situated somewhere between Angela Carter and Deborah Levy' Jeff VanderMeer
The Fen is a liminal land. Real people live their lives here. They wrestle with sex and desire, with everyday routine. But the wild is always close at hand, ready to erupt.
This is a place where animals and people commingle and fuse, where curious metamorphoses take place, where myth and dark magic still linger. So here a teenager may starve herself into the shape of an eel. A house might fall in love with a girl. A woman might give birth to a, well, what?
Short-listed for The Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2017 (UK). Long-listed for The New Angle Prize 2017 (UK).
Daisy Johnson was born in 1990 and currently lives in Oxford. Her short fiction has appeared in The Boston Review and The Warwick Review, among others. In 2014, she was the recipient of the A. M. Heath prize.