Photograph: Joanna Millington
Anna Mackmin’s first novel - DEVOURED - was published in June 2018 by propolis books. Before this Anna worked as a theatre director.
Praise for DEVOURED (2018):
'[B]rilliantly filmic [...] Mackmin's debut novel is a tour de force of tragicomic invention and linguistic virtuosity. Set in 1973, Devoured is a coming-of-age story: Bo tells it minute by minute, addressing herself exclusively in the second person. Broken sentences and wild ellipses rush us along, even as they detain the reader with rich verbal inventiveness. I laughed and cried my way through, fearful for Bo and her mute sister, Star. All Mackmin’s theatrical skills are in play, conjuring an off-the-wall alternative community and its intricately self-serving personal relationships. [...] I’ve never read a more sensuous and sensual book, nor one that troubled me more for its endangered children. [...] Devoured explores human hunger, freedom, betrayal. If the novel’s spirited children survive, what scars will they carry into adult life?' Guardian