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Anne Goodwin loves fiction for the freedom to contradict herself and has been scribbling stories ever since she could hold a pencil. During her career as an NHS clinical psychologist her focus was on helping other people tell their neglected stories to themselves. Now that her short fiction publication count has overtaken her age, her ambition is to write and publish enough novels to match her shoe size. Her debut novel, Sugar and Snails, was published in July 2015 by Inspired Quill and shortlisted for the 2016 Polari First Book Prize. Her second novel, Underneath, was published in May 2017. Her short story anthology, Becoming Someone, was published in November 2018.
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Becoming Someone

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Nannies and fault-lines: Lullaby & Latitudes of Longing

Realising I needed a stronger reason for pairing these recent reads than the alliterative letter L, I nevertheless feel shabby to have linked them through the childminder role. Okay, the nanny is the protagonist of the first, although she remains a shadowy figure, but only one of many characters in the second where it’s as a mother, rather than as a parent substitute, that she advances the story. Read more of this blog post »
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Latitudes of Longing by Shubhangi Swarup
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India is newly independent when Girja Prasad, a botanist, and his new wife, Chanda Devi, a Sanskrit scholar, set up home in the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal. They seem mismatched – he an atheist and carnivore who approaches the natural world ...more
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Lullaby by Leïla Slimani
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Despite an attention-grabbing opening, in which two children have been murdered by their nanny, this is a quiet novel about the fragile dynamics of the employer-employee relationship when the task is emotionally difficult to delegate and the workplac ...more
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Weather by Jenny Offill
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Composed of tight paragraphs scrubbed of extraneous detail, it’s a quick read with a mix of humour and depth, and scattered with survivalist tips which the reader might want to squirrel away for the apocalypse. Written and published before our curren ...more
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Despite featuring a violent assault, this is a novel about quieter weather between friends and lovers, and the disappointments of early middle age.
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Examining the war-torn lives of Richard the Lionheart and his mother, Eleanor of Aquitaine, in twelfth century Europe, didn’t engage me as much as I’d hoped.
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A slipstream eco-thriller about poverty, capitalism and the ethics of tourism.
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"While it ranges across the centuries, the novel always sticks close to the title location. Just as the louring rock is inescapable in the distance if you look out from the Edinburgh hills, there’s no avoiding violence for the women and children of th" Read more of this review »
Hunger by Roxane Gay
"trauma is a bitch to write about. linear narratives have zero chance of working because there is nothing linear about trauma.

mixed feelings and unresolved conflict are a bitch to write about. in fact, i don't think it can be done.

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“I write to tame and organise the thoughts that bubble in my head. I write for the part of me that’s inconsolable and don’t have the hands or the talent for painting, pottery or the piano. I write because it’s proven more effective than screaming to communicate my personal truths. I write because publication provides the perfect payback for a painful childhood and because I’m addicted to alliteration, a glutton for grammar and ruled by the rule of three. I continue writing to discover where my imagination will take me; because if I stopped, I’d no longer be me.”
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