Agent: Laetitia Rutherford
Evie Wyld runs Review, a small independent bookshop in Peckham, south London. She was included in Granta’s list of Best of Young British Novelists 2013 as well as the Daily Telegraph‘s Best Writers Under 40 and as one of the BBC Culture Show’s Best New British Novelists. Evie has also been shortlisted for The Times Breakthrough Award, a unique award that nominates from across the whole spectrum of the arts.
Her first novel AFTER THE FIRE, A STILL SMALL VOICE (Jonathan Cape (UK), Pantheon (US)) won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and a Betty Trask Award. She was also shortlisted for the Orange Prize for New Writers, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the Authors’ Club Prize and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize.
Her second novel ALL THE BIRDS, SINGING was published in 2013 (Jonathan Cape (UK), Pantheon (US)) and won the Encore Award (for best second novel), Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Award and Miles Franklin Award. It has also been shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award, James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Prix Médicis Étranger, as well as being longlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize.
Evie was the winner of the European Union Prize for Literature in 2014 and won the Barnes & Noble Discover Award for Fiction that same year.
Evie’s graphic memoir about her childhood obsession with sharks, EVERYTHING IS TEETH (Jonathan Cape (UK)), was published in August 2015 and was illustrated by London artist Joe Sumner.