Sara Collins

Sara Collins

Author

Sara studied law at the London School of Economics and worked as a lawyer for seventeen years. She has always wanted to write but only recently decided it was time to stop wanting to do it and just do it. She is a final year student for the Master of Studies in Creative Writing at Cambridge University, where she was the recipient of the 2015 Michael Holroyd Prize for Re-creative Writing. Her work has been shortlisted for the Bath Short Story Award and published in The Caribbean Writer as well as being shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Prize in 2016.

Her debut novel The Confessions of Frannie Langton was pre-empted by Viking UK on the eve of a major UK auction. It was also pre-empted by HarperCollins US and Canada, and sold to auction in Germany and at pre-empt to Italy, France, Spain and the Netherlands. It has also now been sold in Sweden and Poland, Lithuania, Czech Republic and Israel as well as being optioned for TV.

The UK edition is available to buy here

The US edition will be released on the 21st May 2019.

Publications

Sara Collins @mrsjaneymac

Writers @BernardineEvari, @DianaEvansOP, @CandiceC_W, @mrsjaneymac, @namwalien, and @EmmaDabiri reflect on the enduring legacy of #ToniMorrison

Read more here 👇
https://www.penguin.co.uk/articles/2019/feb/the-enduring-legacy-of-author-toni-morrison.html

*checks blood pressure* https://twitter.com/GlynisWinestein/status/1229748320408657920

Happy Birthday to the late + great Toni Morrison. May we all be as certain of our place in the world as she was, as steadfast in our opinions, and as good at letting people know when they’re asking dumb questions 🖤

Successful women over 40 on how their self-esteem has improved with time is a reassuring read https://buff.ly/39OluZ7

Happy birthday, Toni Morrison ❤ ❤ https://twitter.com/vintagebooks/status/1229727278566977541

Portrait of the writer as a young mum (who didn’t imagine she would ever BE a writer) @shazjoy_

The perfect gift for anyone that wants to enjoy an evening with a good book, delicious snacks and something to wash it down with. We have a range of titles to choose from-hopefully there is something for everyone #thoughtfulgifts
https://buff.ly/2plPXrE @OgstonGemma @mrsjaneymac

Quick reminder - episode 9 of Prepublished is available for your listening pleasure. 'Writing the book teaches you how to write it' - Sara Collins spills the beans about writing the Costa-FirstNovel-Award-winning Confessions of Frannie Langton https://www.prepublished.net/episodes/writing-the-book-teaches-you-how-to-write-it-talking-about-voice-with-sara-collins

I have never watched a video of Barack Obama doing anything without a smile on my face. Ever. He has got to be the world’s most affable man.

I don't know what British person needs to hear this but if you enjoyed PARASITE and wanted to watch more South Korean cinema then you should know that the best zombie horror of all time — TRAIN TO BUSAN (which also stars Choi Woo-shik) — is currently available on 4oD

We're thrilled that Costa First Novel Prize-winning Sara Collins @mrsjaneymac will be running a masterclass on structuring & editing your novel. Pick up the vital tools to get your manuscript from the bottom drawer to a book deal. Book here >> http://bit.ly/38tP70S #writing

You’re a young actress, on the way up. A powerful and influential man asks you out for a drink. You think - if I don’t go, he might take against me and try to undermine my career. But - as you now know - you go and still he’ll take against you, attack you.

You can soon get some of our book picks at the Tom Redcam Library:

In Nearby Bushes by @keimiller

The Confessions of Frannie Langton by @mrsjaneymac

Crossfire by @staceyannchin

They're currently being processed by @JamLibService and should be available soon! 📚

This is exquisite.