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Mia Farlane is the author of Footnotes to Sex (Viking / Penguin), a novel about a flailing relationship – set in London and Paris. Footnotes to Sex was praised in The Observer for its ‘keen emotional intelligence’. ‘Seinfeld meets Dorothy Parker’ – Bidisha.
Mia Farlane is a London-based writer, born in New Zealand. Her first novel Footnotes to Sex is published by Viking / Penguin. 11 + years at Southbank Centre’s National Poetry Library, London.
She blogs on books in French & tweets @MiaFarlane about books & writers. She spent 2019 in Aotearoa/New Zealand, completing her latest novel, thanks to a Creative NZ grant.
Footnotes to Sex (Viking / Penguin): a study of love and self-deception – set in London and Paris.
It is available on Kindle and paperback.
Endorsements and Review Quotes:
‘A wonderfully impressive first novel: subtle, smart and very funny. I loved this book’ — Sarah Waters
‘A smart, funny, and acutely observed dissection of modern love’ — Stella Duffy
‘Fast, fun, friendly and fly … the storytelling is effortless and droll: Seinfeld meets Dorothy Parker’ — Bidisha
‘Farlane’s keen emotional intelligence gives her debut novel an integrity which makes it rather more than a footnote itself’ — Observer
‘A wry comedy. Subtly delicious. Farlane’s ear for comic dialogue is superb’ — Guardian
Book cover: Chambre 26 by Sophie Calle
Novelist. Bilingual reviews (English & French).
Modern social mores. Mental health. Suicide awareness.