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YARA RODRIGUES FOWLER grew up in South London. 

Her first novel Stubborn Archivist was published in the UK in February 2019 (Fleet, Little Brown) and July 2019 (HMH). 

It’s been called ‘stunning’ by Olivia Laing, ‘visceral and elegant’ by Claire-Louise Bennett and ‘breathtakingly written’ by Nikesh Shukla.  

Yara was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year 2019, longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize and named one of The Observer’s ‘hottest-tipped’ debut novelists of 2019. She was recently longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize 2020.

She’s writing her second novel now, for which she received the John C Lawrence Award from the Society of Authors and was shortlisted for the Eccles Centre and Hay Festival Writer’s Award.

Yara’s a trustee of Latin American Women’s Aid, an organisation that runs the only two refuges in Europe for and by Latin American women. 

Her writing and essays have appeared in Vogue, LitHub, Electric Literature, The Guardian, BBC Brasil, Skin Deep, Litro, and other publications.

(link to buy Stubborn Archivist on waterstones / hive in the UK;  please support your local independent book shop by buying it from there if you can 🙂 )

Yara is represented by Imogen Pelham at Marjacq Scripts.

@yazzarf / @yararodriguesfowler