We are delighted to announce that Judith Woolf, novelist, literary critic, translator, poet and librettist, has signed with us for her new inventive crime fiction!
Woolf’s second novel, A Chalked Heart, was short-listed for the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize and earned her a Writer’s Bursary from the Scottish Arts Council, and she was Writer in Residence at the first Ilkley Literature Festival. Her translation of Natalia Ginzburg’s autobiographical novel, The Things We Used to Say, was highly commended by the judges for the John Florio Prize, and her singing version of the opening scene of The Magic Flute was a prize winner in the John Dryden Translation Competition. Her academic teaching and research has centred on narrative in many of its forms, from life writing, especially in connection with the Holocaust, to story patterns in European literature and folklore.
The Case of the Campus Cat is her thirteenth book and her third novel. It will appeal to readers who like their murder mysteries to be quirky and intellectually engaging, while its affectionately acerbic insider view of academic life means it will also be enjoyed by readers of university fiction.
Look out for The Case of the Campus Cat online and in your local bookstore in 2024!
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