One of the BBC’s twelve best new novelists in 2011, on Granta’s list of Best of Young British Novelists, and with rave reviews for her second novel All The Birds, Singing, there is no doubt Evie Wyld is a literary star in the rising.
All The Birds, Singing tells the story of Jake Whyte, sole resident of an old farmhouse on an unnamed British island, a place of ceaseless rains and battering winds. It’s just her, her untamed companion, Dog, and a flock of sheep. But something is coming for the sheep – every few nights it picks one off, leaves it in rags. It could be anything; there are foxes in the woods, a strange boy and a strange man, rumours of an obscure, formidable beast. And there is Jake’s unknown past, breaking into the present.
Come and meet this fantastic new talent and gain an insight into the imagination that has the literary world in a haze of anticipation.