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

Holy shit I got my first hatemail about my novel and it’s a DOOZY.

I think I’ve found the only person in the world who is homophobic, racist, AND a supporter of his local independent bookstore 😂

THIS revolution will soon be televised thanks to @Damian_Barr 😉

Huge thanks to @KitdeWaal for programming an exceptional Brontë Festival and to @CatRentzenbrink, chair extraordinare.

‘A novel is like a long warm drink, but a poem is a spike to the head’. Sara Collins reading from her novel ‘The Confessions of Frannie Langton’ @BronteParsonage #litfest

Had a fabulous day @BronteParsonage Festival of Womens's Writing. So many interesting and inspiring discussions @CatRentzenbrink @KitdeWaal @mrsjaneymac @Ofmooseandmen. Harworth was magnificent, and I got to meet up with my bookish pal @julesbuddle 😊

Completely inspiring afternoon listening to @mrsjaneymac I haven’t been this excited to read a novel for ages #theconfessionsoffrannielangton @BronteParsonage #womenswritingfestival

Fabulous day at the Bronte Festival of Women’s Writing! These women are fascinating & inspirational! ❤️

@CatRentzenbrink @mrsjaneymac @KitdeWaal

These women rock! What a brilliant event with @mrsjaneymac @CatRentzenbrink thanks to @KitdeWaal and our very own @laurenl_13

It took me until the minute I read this tweet! Two brilliant cover designs.

@JessGreengrass Yes. I remember an editor telling me that for years and years she was publishing brilliant books that got great reviews and that sold about 10 copies each. Publishers stuck with her,and eventually you get Wolf Hall.

The thing about Hilary Mantel, RIGHT, is that she is someone who has worked, very hard, at what she does, and has got better and better and better at it over the course of her lifetime. And, incidentally, has been supported to do so by publishers etc.

Mostly agree with this (would have included Girl, Woman, Other @BernardineEvari) - great job @GuardianBooks #100BestBooks

I wrote about classic crime novels for The Wall Street Journal. Five Best: Sara Collins on Crime Novels - WSJ

Writers have a unique role to play in the climate emergency. Today, we launch our Climate Emergency Writer-in-Residence role w. @UniofNewcastle. The exceptional writer will consult, challenge and create to push climate change up the agenda #ClimateStrike

If only we would learn to run from the things that harm us the way we run from the kink and nap and in our hair Some edges will be laid because they can be and some edges will be free cos they can be that too. Both are fine. FREE YOUR EDGES. 👀

Not everyday slicked babyhairs and ecostyler gel. She looks beautiful.