Yara is a novelist. Her first novel, Stubborn Archivist, is being published in February 2019 by Fleet (Little, Brown) in the UK and July 2019 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in the USA.
Yara’s been chosen as one of the Observer’s ‘hottest-tipped’ debut novelists of 2019, Elle’s ‘New writers we’re excited to read in 2019’.
Olivia Laing’s called Stubborn Archivist ‘stunning’
Nikesh Shukla said it’s ‘a lyrical debut that pushes the novel form like no other in recent years’
Claire-Louise Bennett: it ‘digs deeply into the living body… Visceral and elegant, circumspect and vivid, Yara Rodrigues Fowler has a distinctly unhampered way of telling a story’
Musa Okwonga: ‘a work of rare power, startlingly original form, and devastating beauty’.
If you’re based in the UK, you can pre-order Stubborn Archivist from your local independent bookshop here.
Since 2015, Yara has been a trustee of Latin American Women’s Aid, the only refuge run for and by Latin American women in the UK.
She’s based in south London, where she grew up.