Published by Dead Ink Books June 2022 (buy Animals at Night here)
‘A master of the short story … This collection is stunning.’ — Lucie McKnight Hardy
A woman feeding a baby late at night listens to the animal sounds in the city around her. A grieving widow encounters an injured jellyfish on a deserted beach. A young woman can’t shake the image of dying hare she finds at the side of the road. A dairy farmer hears her herd bellow with fear at night.
Animals at Night is Naomi Booth’s first collection of short stories. Collected here are stories that illuminate the strange nocturnal meetings between humans and other animals.
A Guardian Best Fiction Book of 2020
‘Exit Management is an essential novel for our times. It fizzes with anxiety and desperate characters; building to a chokeholdof thrilling tension. A joy from the first page to the last, all told in exhilaratingly exquisite prose.’– Lara Williams, author of Supper Club
‘Exit Management tells the story of three souls cast adrift in an uncaring world and the redemptive power of art, friendship and love. Naomi Booth renders her entirely believable characters in hauntingly poetic prose that is as beautiful as it is tragic. A major, highly original talent.’– Cathi Unsworth, author of Weirdo
‘A stunning exploration of the human urge to love, protect and remember, and an empathetic study of lost souls driven to connect. Written in poetic and haunting prose, Exit Management pierces the dark heart of society, letting in the light.’– Megan Bradbury, author of Everyone is Watching
Shortlisted for the Guardian “Not the Booker” Award 2018
‘[A]n accomplished, slow-burning meditation on motherhood, pregnancy and love … The tense, gut-wrenching climax is a masterclass in sustained descriptive imagery: though it’s not for the faint-hearted, and expectant mothers might choose to steer clear, Sealed is a marvellous first novel.‘–The Guardian
‘Sealed is a harrowing, engaging, moving and deeply thoughtful text about motherhood, anxiety, conservation and romantic relationships: in short, it’s an absolute belter and exactly the kind of unique fiction that indie presses should be proud to publish. ’— Open Pen
‘[A] brilliant dystopian distillation of just about all the ecological fears a young parent can suffer from.’–The White Review, Books of the Year 2017
‘There is an unbearable truth about the modern world to be found in this book… What a delicate, provoking balance of apocalyptic vision and personal journey Sealed is. I loved it.’ –Aliya Whiteley, The Arrival of Missives
Shortlisted for the MMU Novella Award 2014
Winner of the Saboteur Award for Best Novella 2016
Selected for New Writing North: Read Regional 2017
Beautifully written with bursts of crisp poetic monologue and deadpan humour, the novella shows unusual talent. Naomi Booth is a name to watch.– Prospect Magazine
Published by Virago (2020) and Audible Original (2019) (Buy HAG here)
Forgotten folktales, retold.
‘A thoroughly original package that has a hint of Angela Carter’ The Times
‘Sharp writing and cleverly done’ Spectator
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