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

SUNDAY 11/24, 12:30 PM / Bldg 8, Room 8201
Readings with Curdella Forbes (@AniKim4ever), author of A TALL HISTORY OF SUGAR, plus @mrsjaneymac and @Monique_Truong.

I will and gladly. Anyone else? Please RT. https://twitter.com/JanetEmson/status/1196817014653931520

I said some stuff about Naipaul for this. Spoiler alert: not a fan. It was a huge huge pleasure to be interviewed by @ShahidhaBari though.

"You don't send yourself into girlhood... you land in girlhood!"

The #BigScottishBookClub is available to stream now on iPlayer https://bbc.in/2NXzgjV

@Damian_Barr

It still floors me when one of my heroines - someone I’ve long admired from afar - reads and likes Frannie, so consider me floored that the legend who is @KitdeWaal included it in her picks for 2019 for @NewStatesman Huge huge thanks Kit ❤️

Looking forward to being part of this group of Caribbean excellence at the Miami Book fair this weekend. Come along if you’re nearby.

We're so excited about our speakers! First on the list is @sophiehannahCB1 @thesundaytimes and @NewYorkTimesGHS bestselling writer of #crime #fiction her books have sold millions of copies worldwide. Get your tickets to the Fiction Festival now! https://bit.ly/32UEAsr

I wish such tenacity for us all. https://twitter.com/mrsjaneymac/status/1196391933171634176

I just teared up reading this bit from Octavia Butler’s essay, Positive Obsession. Imagine 13 year old Octavia Butler, knowing she was going to write, but also knowing this:

Wisdom from @mrsjaneymac on #TheBigScottishBookClub speaking powerfully about the "coincidence... of people who tell the stories...are free to love and ...who control the science...the real power lies in who gets to leave the record behind". @Damian_Barr https://twitter.com/Damian_Barr/status/1193681504599265280

The thing Prince Andrew didn’t explain is why and how after stopping contact with Epstein in 2006 (after hearing he was being investigated) did he re-establish contact in 2010? Especially when the sole purpose of seeing him again was to say he wouldn’t see him again.

The worst thing about this is surely the lack of empathy for Epstein’s victims. Not a word. #PrinceAndrew

This tells you everything about the absurdity of having a Royal Family. Emily Maitlis, after an hour of exposing Prince Andrew at his worst, is still obliged by form to close the interview with the following words:

'Thank you, your Royal Highness.'

Pizza Express: I hope I don’t sound ridiculous but I don’t know who this man is...sorry to this man

Elaborate dinner parties and four day sleepovers are the new ghosting. 👀

This is a staggeringly bad interview. This is a snake in a maze. Oh my godddddddd.

One of THE BEST albums of all time. One of those albums that changed the game. Recognise.