Gavin McCrea's first novel, Mrs Engels (Scribe, 2015), was shortlisted for the Desmond Elliot Prize and the Walter Scott Prize, and longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. His second novel, The Sisters Mao (Scribe, 2021), received high acclaim internationally. His first work of non-fiction is a memoir about his relationship with his mother; entitled Cells it will be published by Scribe in November 2022. Most recently, he has been commissioned by Hachette/John Murray to write a collection of essays on Jean-Jacques Rousseau. His articles have appeared in The Paris Review, The Guardian, The Irish Times, Lithub and Catapult.


Read an interview with Gavin here.





Gavin McCrea

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