Sara Collins

Sara Collins


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.


Sara Collins @mrsjaneymac

Today's guest, Sara Collins, recently enjoyed @Wayetu Moore's SHE WOULD BE KING and Philippe Besson's LIE WITH ME (translated by @MollyRingwald). Learn more about Sara and THE CONFESSIONS OF FRANNIE LANGTON: tune in at 4! @mrsjaneymac @harpercollins

Just wanted to make people outside London aware of this interesting media first: an Evening Standard/Hello! mag mash-up, with an added dash of Private Eye.

Lush Book Club is one of my favourite literary nights, and I can’t wait to chat with @acaseforbooks and @mrsjaneymac at the next event. You get a free Lush product too - come along! (and tickets sell fast)

Spent the morning working on my speech for @EGA_School in July. This is a very special school. These young women are so wonderful Michelle Obama visited them twice. I cannot wait! But talk about a hard act to follow.

Thanks to the reader in Independence, MO who sent this pic of Frannie on the Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers shelf. I haven’t been able to see the book in stores in the US so photos are the next best thing. #bndiscover #BarnesandNoble

My penmanship sadly could be more accurately described as “drunken” - but thank you @WatInverness How fab to see Frannie snuggled in such great company.

Oh my god, yes. One thing is timeless: idiots in Parliament.

I don’t think it was just the wine but I loved everything about this @secondshelfbks salon with @LucyScholes interviewing @mrsjaneymac not least Sara Collins describing her novel THE CONFESSIONS OF FRANNIE LANGTON as though “Jane Eyre started shagging the madwoman in the attic”

A brilliant evening at the wonderful @secondshelfbks last night for @mrsjaneymac in conversation with @LucyScholes, both terrific - can’t wait to read The Confessions Of Frannie of Langton (although that means I will have finished Stubborn Archivist, so lots of feelings)

This is the perfect reason to come to Second Shelf books at 6:30 tonight! 😆

@mrsjaneymac @Hanna_Jameson Imagine a person w/notions about race, preconceived and perhaps uncharitable. If given that novel to read, with their mind as open as possible, it seems inconceivable that their attitudes would not be affected. But it's the leaving behind our preconceptions that precludes this.