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YARA RODRIGUES FOWLER grew up in South London. 

Her first novel, Stubborn Archivist, tells the story of a young woman growing up between South London and São Paulo, with parts told in prose, poetry littered with portuguese words and phrases.

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

Yara’s second novel, there are more things, will be published in the UK in UK April 2020 (Fleet, Little Brown), US tbc. It is set between London and Recife in the early 2000s and 2016, and Brazil during the military dictatorship.

She received the John C Lawrence Award from the Society of Authors for research in Recife to write there are more things. And there are more things was shortlisted, as a work in progress, for the Eccles Centre and Hay Festival Writer’s Award.

Yara’s writing and essays have appeared in Vogue, New York Times, Times Literary Supplement, 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