Our first Stella Stocking Stuffer is from Louise Swinn, Chair of Judges in the 2019 Stella Prize and co-founder of Stella. You can use these suggestions from her to buy a gift for yourself or a loved one over the holidays.
“You know you’re in good hands with London. She is just masterful, the way she builds a story, the attention she gives to detail, and her characters. She could describe a blank wall and I’d be hanging on every word.”
“Maguire has become incredibly skilful at constructing a narrative in a way that will surprise. She keeps doing different things with her work, her characters are flawed and so believable, and this book is complex and not what it first appears to be.”
“This is just the perfect novella. Riwoe has such a clear voice, and this story is incredibly atmospheric. Short and yet so powerful as a social document, an historical document, and a study of character – it’s a modern fable.”