Mia Farlane is a London-based writer, born in Aotearoa NZ. She is the author of Footnotes to Sex (Viking/Penguin – paperback available at Foyles + Ebook), a novel set in London and Paris, that Sarah Waters describes as ‘wonderfully impressive, subtle, smart and very funny’ and Bidisha as ‘Seinfeld meets Dorothy Parker’.
(You can watch me introduce Footnotes to Sex and read from the first page by joining my Facebook author page, or you can watch a shorter version on the VIDEOS / VIDÉOS page of Farlane on French Writers.)
Her most recently completed novel, set in London and Wellington, is about suicide bereavement and suicide ideation – read about how it was written.
‘Like-Minded People’, an excerpt from this novel, won the 2022 Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF) writing award for fiction & is published in Gather.
Mia Farlane worked for several years at Southbank Centre’s National Poetry Library and is now writing full-time.
Footnotes to Sex (Viking / Penguin): a tragi-comedy about not knowing what to do with your life, fandom & a flailing relationship – set in London and Paris.
It is available on Kindle and paperback.
Endorsements and Review Quotes:
‘A wonderfully impressive first novel: subtle, smart and very funny. I loved this book’ — Sarah Waters
‘A smart, funny, and acutely observed dissection of modern love’ — Stella Duffy
‘Fast, fun, friendly and fly … the storytelling is effortless and droll: Seinfeld meets Dorothy Parker’ — Bidisha
‘Farlane’s keen emotional intelligence gives her debut novel an integrity which makes it rather more than a footnote itself’ — Observer
‘A wry comedy. Subtly delicious. Farlane’s ear for comic dialogue is superb’ — Guardian
‘Wise, stylish and embarrassingly funny, shows we’re all fools for love’ — Elle read of the month
‘Wonderful. Wry, smart and funny’ — The Gloss
‘A wry comedy about long-term relationships’
— Marie Claire
‘Funny, well-observed’ — Bookseller
‘Very clever and witty’ — Daily Mail
‘You’ll be utterly delighted. A relaxing read about relationships’ — Bookbag
Book cover: Chambre 26 by Sophie Calle