Publication date: 17th November 2022
DCF: Poetry Collections
Bunny Girls, by Costa-winning author and poet Angela Readman, following her 2016 collection, The Book of Tides, also published by Nine Arches Press. This spellbinding new collection mixes myth, wildness and magic realism, drawing on themes of girlhood and womanhood, ageing, anxiety, nature and sex.
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Angela Readman is a poet and story writer. Her poems have won awards including the Mslexia Competition, The Charles Causley Prize and The Essex Poetry Prize. Her short stories have won The Costa Short Story Award, The Mslexia Competition and the New Flash Fiction Review competition. Her story collection Don’t Try This at Home (& And Other Stories) won The Rubery Book Award and a Saboteur Award. In 2019 And Other Stories published her first novel Something Like Breathing. In 2020 she won the Working Class Nature Writing Prize. In 2021 she was awarded a Society of Author’s and Author’s Foundation grant for her story collection The Girls are Pretty Crocodiles (Valley Press, 2022.) Bunny Girls is her second collection with Nine Arches, following her late diagnosis with autistic spectrum condition. She lives in Northumberland.