Biography



Mia Farlane is a London-based writer, born in Aotearoa/NZ.  She is the author of Footnotes to Sex (Viking/Penguin), 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’.
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(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.)

Parallel Hell, her most recently completed novel, set in London and Wellington, is about suicide and suicide ideation – read about how it was written.

Mia Farlane worked for several years at Southbank Centre’s National Poetry Library and is now writing full-time.  She is a member of The Society of Authors and NZSA PEN.
She posts bilingual reviews at Farlane on French Writers.  @MiaFarlane.


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