yara bath

~official BIO

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 will be published in the US in July by HMH. 

It’s been called ‘stunning’ by Olivia Laing, ‘visceral and elegant’ by Claire-Louise Bennett and ‘breathtakingly written’ by Nikesh Shukla.  Yara was named one of The Observer’s ‘hottest-tipped’ debut novelists of 2019, shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year 2019 and longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize.

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. 

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

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 ; US version is also on amazon for pre-order  & entrega no brasil – please support your local independent book shop by buying it from there if you can)

for uk press enquiries: Hayley hayley.camis@littlebrown.co.uk

for us press enquiries: Maria maria.mann@hmhco.com

agent: Imogen imogen@marjacq.com