My Name is Monster (Canongate, 2019)
‘A terrific piece of writing;
tough and tender and insightful.
I loved it.’
– Joanne Harris
Inspired by Robinson Crusoe and Frankenstein, My Name is Monster is a novel about power, and about the strength and the danger in a mother’s love. The novel centres on a young woman called Monster who believes she is alone in an empty, post-apocalyptic version of Britain. Slowly, piece by piece, she begins to rebuild a life. Until, one day, she finds a girl: another survivor, feral, and ready to be taught all that Monster knows.
My Name is Monster was written with mentoring through Penguin Random House’s inaugural WriteNow scheme, and was listed in the Guardian’s start-of-year round-up of what to read in 2019.