Evie Wyld

One of Elif Shafak’s selected writers for the International Literature Showcase


“A bold, often spectacular wordsmith, Evie Wyld’s restless characters are matched only by the rugged landscapes and untameable wildlife around them.”

Elif Shafak

Landscape, ghosts, human beings and animals. Sharks in particular.

Author of three novels: The Bass Rock (2020), winner of the Stella Prize; All the Birds, Singing (2013), winner of the Miles Franklin Award; After the Fire, a Still Small Voice (2009), winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize; and the graphic novel, Everything is Teeth (2015).

Interview on BBC Radio 4

“Unsettling, dark and extraordinarily fresh. It feels eccentrically, wonderfully British… An inimitable, original new voice. Can’t wait to read more.” – Viv Groskop The Times

“Wyld is a writer who reconfigures the conventions of storytelling with a sure-footedness and ambition which belie her age… What makes the book so outstanding is the beauty and simplicity of the writing.” – Cressida Connolly Spectator

“One feels the influence of an early Ian McEwan or Iain Banks… But All the Birds, Singing, is also powerfully original, strongest in its handling of the human and animal worlds, and the thin line between the two.” – Sophie Ratcliffe Times Literary Supplement

“All The Birds, Singing is extraordinarily accomplished, one of those books that tears around in your cerebellum like a dark firework, and which, upon finishing, you immediately want to pick up again” – Melissa Harrison Financial Times

“The closest cousin to All the Birds, Singing is Iain Banks’ masterly first novel, The Wasp Factory… Evie Wyld’s two books are quite as good as Ian McEwan’s early fiction. Expect to hear her name often from now on.” – Spectator

‘Wondrous and disturbing…Wyld consistently entertains, juggling the pleasures of several different genres.’- New York Times

‘…expertly layered, quietly suspenseful.’ –Wall Street Journal

‘A modern gothic triumph…’- Max Porter

‘With each novel, Wyld gets better and better.’- The Scotsman

‘Wyld is a genius of contrasting voices and revealed connections, while her foreshadowings are so subtle that the book demands- and eminently repays- a second read.’ – The Guardian

I am a huge fan of Elif Shafak, as well as of showcasing international literature, so I’m thrilled to be on the list.




  • The Bass Rock, 2019
  • Everything is Teeth, 2015 (graphic novel)
  • All the Birds, Singing, 2013
  • After the Fire, a Still Small Voice, 2009

Short Stories

Parkhurst Forest: from Arboreal: A Collection of Words from the Woods, Little Toller 2016

Behind the Mountain: from the collection, Reader, I Married Him, 2016

Something Close to Heaven: Granta 2008

The Convalescent’s Handbook: from Sea Stories, 2007

After the Hedland: Granta, 2007

Non fiction Speedy, Granta, 2018

Home: Peckham: Granta 2012

Mrs De Pelet, Granta 2013

Woman’s Body: an Owners Manual: Granta 2010

Various articles for newspapers and magazines on request

Contact Evie


Website: http://www.eviewyld.com

Twitter: @eviewyld


Chris Wellbelove, Aitken Alexander Associates


Joe Pickering at Jonathan Cape


Image credit Roeloff Baker