Evie Wyld review



From yesterday’s Times. A fantastic lyrical new novel from a bold new voice: Evie Wyld. “There’s such a buzz around Granta Best Young Novelist Evie Wyld that the words on the first page were familiar before I’d even started the book. The half-Australian, British-based Wyld has been praised for the visceral, in-your-face quality of her writing and the first sentence of All the Birds, Singing is already widely quoted as a prime example: “Another sheep, mangled and bled out, her innards not yet crusting and the vapours rising from her like a steamed pudding.” The story of an Australian woman voluntarily marooned as a sheep farmer on an unidentified northerly British isle, it’s not an easy read. But it’s brilliant.


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