How do we exist in a world with many deep-rooted social issues? How do we remain civil in this hostile environment? How do we keep going?
These two brilliant experimental debuts break apart the form of the novel itself to invite fresh perspectives on tough themes of sexual violence, systemic racial abuse and class oppression. Natasha Brown’s Assembly and Rebecca Watson’s little scratch may be slight in page count, yet contain multitudes to unpack about the contemporary lives of women
Rebecca Watson is the author of little scratch, which was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize and the Desmond Elliott Prize. She was one of The Observer’s 10 best debut novelists of 2021 and works part-time as Assistant Arts Editor at the Financial Times.
Natasha Brown is a writer who lives in London. In 2019, she received a London Writers Award in the literary fiction category. Assembly is her first novel.
In partnership with the Desmond Elliott Prize.