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Joanna Kavenna



Joanna Kavenna is the author of The Ice Museum, Inglorious (which won the Orange Prize for New Writing), The Birth of Love, Come to the Edge and A Field Guide to Reality. Her writing has appeared in the New Yorker, Guardian, Observer, Telegraph, Spectator, London Review of Books and New York Times and she has held writing fellowships at St Antony's College Oxford and St John's College Cambridge. In 2011 she was named as one of the Telegraph's 20 Writers Under 40 and in 2013 was listed as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists. She lives in Oxfordshire.
Books currently available by this author

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A Field Guide to Reality

Joanna Kavenna, Oly Ralfe
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Joanna Kavenna, Oly Ralfe
riverrun

Come to the Edge

Joanna Kavenna
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Joanna Kavenna

Take one narrator in retreat from suburban life, a shambolic draughty farmhouse in a scenic valley, two psychotic goats, one banker, a village-full of empty second homes and scores of poor and elderly people with nowhere to go. Take one widowed survivalist called Cassandra White. Take an escalating state of hostilities between the haves who don't even use what they have, and the have-nots who decide they're sick of having nothing at all. Take one crazy scheme to reclaim the valley for the locals. What do you get? A hilarious, timely satire from Joanna Kavenna, the prize-winning author of Inglorious and The Birth of Love...