The mesmerising debut of British writer Emma Glass treads a line between fable and novel as it chronicles the aftermath of a shocking assault on a young woman. Peach has received glowing praise for its lyrical prose and surreal, visceral vision, including from author George Saunders, who hailed Emma as an “immensely talented young writer [whose] fearlessness renews one’s faith in the power of literature”. The London-based author and nurse speaks to Abigail Ulman about her captivating and highly acclaimed novella.

Emma Glass (International)

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Emma Glass is a writer and a paediatric nurse from Swansea. She studied English literature and creative writing at the University of Kent, then decided to become a nurse and went back to study children’s nursing. She lives in North London and is a senior clinical research nurse at Evelina London Children’s Hospital. Peach is her visionary debut.

Abigail Ulman (Australian)

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Abigail Ulman is a writer from Melbourne. She is the recipient of a Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, and a winner of the 2016 The Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist Award. Her story collection, Hot Little Hands, was published internationally in 2016.