Annabel Abbs studied English Literature at the University of East Anglia. Her debut novel, The Joyce Girl, won the 2015 Impress Prize and was longlisted for the 2015 Bath Novel Award and the 2015 Caledonia Novel Award. She is now completing her second novel, based on the life of Frieda von Richthofen, wife and muse to D H Lawrence.
Profits from first year royalties go to YoungMinds in memory of Lucia Joyce, who spent most of her life interred in an asylum.
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This is a hugely impressive debut. Annabel Abbs has brought to life an extraordinary cast of characters – Joyce, Beckett et al – and painted their rackety, bohemian world in vivid technicolour. Lisa O’Kelly, Literary Editor, The Observer
An incredibly feeling and insightful glimpse into a previously overlooked yet significant life. A must-read for anyone interested in Irish literature Food for Bookworms