Who is Julia Armfield?
Born in London in 1990, Julia Armfield is a fiction writer and occasional playwright who holds a Master’s degree in Victorian Art and Literature from Royal Holloway University. In 2019, she was a finalist for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year award. Her debut book, “salt slow,” is a captivating collection of short stories that delve into the physicality of the human body, tracing the experiences of its characters as they navigate isolation, obsession, and love. Armfield was honored with the Pushcart Prize in 2020. Presently, she resides and works in London.
January 1st 1990 in London, The United Kingdom
Contemporary, Sci fi, Speculative
Julia Armfield was first published in 2019 with a book called Salt Slow, which is a collection of short stories. Her first novel, however, was Our Wives Under the Sea, which we reviewed here – Our Wives Under the Sea Review
Our Wives Under The Sea
66,000 words, 240 pages, 6 hrs and 7 mins to read
Published by Picador
3.84 out of 5 on Goodreads
I used to think there was such a thing as emptiness, that there were places in the world one could go and be alone. This, I think, is still true, but the error in my reasoning was to assume that alone was somewhere you could go, rather than somewhere you had to be left.
― Julia Armfield, Our Wives Under the Sea
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