Mia Farlane’s first novel, Footnotes to Sex (Viking/Penguin), was praised in The Observer for its ‘keen emotional intelligence’; Sarah Waters describes the writing as ‘subtle, smart and very funny’; and Bidisha, as ‘Seinfeld meets Dorothy Parker’. Farlane’s latest novel, Parallel Hell, literary fiction set in London and Wellington New Zealand, is a deep-dive into a suicide-obsessed mind. Farlane completed Parallel Hell while on leave from Southbank Centre’s National Poetry Library, thanks to a Creative New Zealand grant. ‘Are You Okay? (A Writing Event)’, her creative nonfiction in Moxy Magazine, explores the boundaries between author and character in Parallel Hell. Links to writing:
Farlane on French Writers – bilingual book blog.