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Luiza Sauma

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil



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Luiza Sauma was born in Rio de Janeiro and raised in London. Her first novel, Flesh and Bone and Water, received widespread critical acclaim and was listed by the Telegraph as one of their 'ones to watch' for 2017.

Luiza worked at the Independent on Sunday for several years before becoming a novelist. She has an MA in Creative and Life Writing from Goldsmiths, University of London, where she won the Pat Kavanagh Award.

Her second novel, Everything You Ever Wanted, will be published in 2019.

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Flesh and Bone and Water

3.60 avg rating — 477 ratings — published 2017 — 12 editions
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Crying Just Like Anybody

3.86 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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“I made the same mistake that people have been making since the beginning of time, thinking that you can change yourself just by going somewhere else. Meu Deus, I sound like a self-help book.”
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