At 27, Daisy Johnson became the youngest ever author to be shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize last year for Everything Under, her eerie rewriting of the Oedipus myth – set in an insular houseboat community on the canals of Oxfordshire. Daisy has been lauded as “a new goddamn swaggering monster of fiction” by Fates and Furies author Lauren Groff. The British writer talks with Nadia Bailey about a novel that’s concerned with language, secrets and the damage wrought by what’s left unsaid.
Daisy Johnson (International)
Daisy Johnson was born in 1990, and is the youngest ever author to be shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, for her debut novel Everything Under. Her debut short story collection Fen was published in 2016. Daisy is the winner of the Harper's Bazaar Short Story Prize, the A.M. Heath Prize and the Edge Hill Short Story Prize.
Nadia Bailey (Australian)
Nadia Bailey is an author, journalist and critic. She has published three non-fiction books on popular culture, and her short fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction has been widely represented in journals and independent presses. She is a current recipient of the Midsumma Futures Fellowship, a creative development program for emerging queer artists.