Anna’s powerful first novel, Wake, sold to Transworld Publishers in a seven-way auction. Set over the course of five days in 1920, Wake weaves the stories of three women around the journey of the Unknown Soldier, from its excavation in Northern France to Armistice Day at Westminster Abbey. US rights were pre-empted by Random House. The book was published in Doubleday hardback on 16th January 2014. Wake has now been sold in 17 foreign territories. Anna’s second novel, The Ballroom, was published in January 2016 and was selected for Richard and Judy’s Autumn promotion.
Her third and first contemporary novel, Expectation, was published in July 2019 to rave reviews, scooping 7 “Best Read of 2019” awards, and being optioned for a feature length drama by prestigious French film company Haut et Court.
‘Profoundly intelligent and humane. Deserves to feature on many a prize shortlist’ GUARDIAN
‘A brilliant exploration of friendship, feminism and thwarted ambition’ PANDORA SYKES, Highlow Best Read
‘If you wished Normal People had tackled female friendship, try Expectation’ GRAZIA
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