Alex Hyde is chosen by the Evening Standard as a Debut Author to Look Out For in 2022

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Alex Hyde has been chosen by the Evening Standard as a debut writer to look out for in 2022. They said of her forthcoming novel Violets:

“Ask your parents and grandparents about their lives before you! You never know what they might tell you. For Alex Hyde, the extraordinary story of her father’s birth and adoptive mothers – who both had the same name – ended up becoming her debut novel. To call it a novel, though, doesn’t quite sum up the uniqueness of its form and voice. It’s no surprise to learn Hyde once worked as a bookseller with Max Porter – his work is a clear influence on the shimmering poetry of her prose, and the way words dart about the page. Its hypnotic effect means it’s difficult not to read in one sitting, and its accumulative power will have you sobbing by the end. (Granta, Feb 3)

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