Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize
Daisy Johnson is a new goddamn swaggering monster of fiction * Lauren Groff * Saturated in mythology and fairy tales, Everything Under is weird and wild and wonderfully unsettling. Daisy Johnson writes in a torrent of language as unrelenting and turbulent and dark as the river at the books heart; dive in for just a moment and youll emerge gasping and haunted -- Celeste Ng The kind of book that worms its way into your brain, leaving echoes of its story and world long after it is back on the shelf beautifully creepy and affecting -- Rebecca Nicholson * Observer * A stunning debut novel. Blending a deep understanding of character and storytelling examination the result reminds me of Iris Murdoch Johnsons affinity for the natural world is extraordinary -- Jeff VanderMeer * Guardian * Everything Under grabbed me from the first page and wouldnt let me go. To read Daisy Johnson is to have that rare feeling of meeting an author youll read for the rest of your life. * Evie Wyld * Everything Under is a force of nature ... Like Iris Murdoch's 1954 novel Under the Net, Johnson's Man Booker Prize finalist is concerned with language, secrets and the damage wrought by what's left unsaid. -- Tobias Grey * New York Times Book Review *
Daisy Johnson was born in 1990. Her debut short-story collection, Fen, was published in 2016. In 2018 she became the youngest author ever to be shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize with her debut novel Everything Under. She is the winner of the Harper's Bazaar Short Story Prize, the A. M. Heath Prize and the Edge Hill Short Story Prize. She currently lives in Oxford by the river.