Evie Wyld’s two books are quite as good as Ian McEwan’s early fiction. There's not a single false note in the whole book: it's totally convincing, and written with incredible toughness, sureness and maturity. Evie Wyld was born in London and grew up in Australia and South London. Evie Wyld is the real thing.’, “Gloriously gruesome...the state of suspense becomes almost unbearable, and you rush through, feeling like you are sprinting through a museum of sinister curiosities, too frightened to linger.”, “Wyld has now delivered an equally indelible and atmospheric second novel that will have the hairs on the back of your neck working overtime...an intensely involving tale of survival, shot through with Wyld’s distinctive wit.”, “Broodingly lyrical…casts a spellbinding breadcrumb trail back in time to reveal the origins of her banishment—and the darker mysteries of human nature.”, “On the level of technical experiment, Wyld is a nonpareil… Wyld's image-making facility is as brilliant as the quality of her pity. Utterly gripping . She runs Review, a small independent bookshop in Peckham, south London. Expect to hear her name often from now on.”, “An atmosphere pungent with menace and panicked uncertainty.”, “I also found, in Evie Wyld's second novel, All the Birds, Singing, a voice indebted to [Iain] Banks and every bit as strange and compelling.”, “The most gripping mystery you'll read all year is about sheep. There’s something of Alan Warner’s Morvern Callar about Jake’s recalcitrance, and a Baskervillean note to the creepy wilderness scenes. Helpful. All The Birds, Singing is the second novel by British-Australian author, Evie Wyld, and winner of the 2014 Miles Franklin Literary Award. Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store. Behind the Mountain: A Short Story from the collection, Reader, I Married Him, The Mechanics' Institute Review: Issue 10, Reader, I Married Him: Stories Inspired by Jane Eyre, Arboreal: A Collection of Words from the Woods, Human Diastrophism (Luba and Palomar, #2). Wyld has written a great and intelligent story, sophisticated and gripping, sad and gorgeous. . “Evie Wyld's book is dark, intense and haunting. Hardcover. It evokes place, character and time with beauty and precision. What will be our open pick book for September, 2015? Welcome back. Verified Purchase. ‎Preview and download books by Evie Wyld, including All the Birds, Singing, After the Fire, A Still Small Voice and many more. Signed by Author(s). Select Your Cookie Preferences. All the Birds, Singing: A Novel by Evie Wyld and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at AbeBooks.com. About Evie Wyld. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Evie Wyld grew up in Australia and the UK. She belongs to a tradition of serious Australian literature that is now being taken as seriously as it deserves.”, “Stunningly good. Her pacing is impeccable and the trickle of information she marshals lends tension and compassion to Jake's troubled, solitary existence.”, ‘It is no surprise that she has been included on every possible shortlist of talented young authors to look out for. Mark Budding. Please only enter once, and please note we have 50 copies of this book to give away: Better Reading Preview: An exclusive chance to read and review […] Yes, that's right. * Spectator * Her writing is precise, intense, haunting and poetic... A nuanced exploration of human suffering and resilience. See all books by Evie Wyld. Read 1 921 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. 1st Edition. To register your interest in being a Preview reviewer for this title, just fill out the form below. Evie Wyld's third novel The Bass Rock was...not to be missed, it's as good as her first two excellent novels. Her new book reminds me of Peter Carey: the language becomes part of the landscape and you don't feel an authorial self pressing down on the novel, but a deep authorial intelligence behind it.”, “All the Birds, Singing is a genuine literary thriller and showcases Wyld’s raw talent.”, “There are literary traces beneath the skin of Wyld’s prose – one feels the influence of an early Ian McEwan or Iain Banks. It’s bleak at times and full of raw emotions that can’t quite be fully communicated, but it is powerful and oddly beautiful.”, “There's a precision and power to her sentences that feels like the work of a much older writer. Evie Wyld: ‘I started imagining who my grandmother was before she was the woman I came to know.’ Photograph: Karen Robinson/The Observer Born in London, Evie Wyld… Her second novel All the Birds, Singing won the Miles Franklin Award, the Encore Award and the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize, was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Prize, the James Tait Black Prize and the Sky Arts Times Breakthrough Award and longlisted for the Stella Prize and the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction. . A terrifyingly good debut.”, “A brilliant, transporting novel of such warmth and stunning evocative language that I wanted to read it all over again. “Evie Wyld's book is dark, intense and haunting. It lingered with me long after I finished it.”, “Wyld uses language that is purely gorgeous, even — perhaps especially — when underscoring dread...In the end, the hardness at Jake’s core and the stubborn isolation she has chosen are undercut by unexpected, softly radiant developments. But All the Birds, Singing is also powerfully original, strongest in its handling of the human and animal worlds, and the thin line between the two. It's swift and assured and emotionally wrenching...there's hope at the end, and wit, and friendship.”, “An astonishing novel. “The growing dread and terror reminded me of Daphe du Maurier...[Jake] is unlike any character I've seen in fiction...Wyld's concealment is artful...she trusts her readers to follow her...if the novel sounds forbiddingly dark it's not. In 2013 she was included on Granta Magazine's once a decade Best of Young British Novelists list. Wyld twists together the warp and weft of poetic language and plot to create a disquieting, deeply suspenseful novel. Evie Wyld created a world from the point of view of a very unreliable character. EVIE WYLD’s debut novel, After the Fire, a Still Small Voice, was short-listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and awarded the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. Wyld writes in a breezy, easy to read style. She writes great characters and makes you love them as she nails them.”, “This is a highly accomplished first novel. Error rating book. We use cookies and similar tools to enhance your shopping experience, to provide our services, ... Everything is Teeth by Wyld, Evie, Sumner, Joe (August 6, 2015) Hardcover. There are moments which still the breath - all you can hear is the sound of your own heart beating.”, Meaghan Delahunt, Scotsman Books of the Year, William Boyd, New Statesman books of the year, Hannah Kent, Sydney Morning Herald Books of the Year, Boyd Tonkin, Independent Books of the Year, Stephanie Merritt, Saturday Review, Radio 4, Aminatta Forna, author of 'The Memory of Love', Chris Cleave, author of The Other Hand and Incendiary, Sophie Gee, author of The Scandal of the Season, Peter Hobbs, author of I Could Ride All Day In My Cool Blue Train, Karen McLeod, author of In Search of the Missing Eyelash, Christopher Kremmer, author of Bamboo Palace and The Carpet Wars. It’s not just a grim book, it’s also very funny…Jake is the most beguiling voice…wonderful.”, “Wyld is a superb stylist…a beautiful way of writing about nature and the voices of her characters are absolutely spot on…it’s beautifully constructed…”, “The fearless Wyld deserves serious comparison [with fellow Australian writer Tim Winton].”, “A strange, disturbing and admirably original story… there are tantalising hints of menace.”, “All the Birds, Singing is assembled with great care and each sentence adds extra layers to the plot and the atmosphere. Her second novel, All the Birds, Singing, won the Miles Franklin Literary Award, the Encore Award and the European Union Prize for Literature, and it was shortlisted for the Costa Book Award for Best Novel. Can’t wait to read more.”, “Wyld has a skill for creating flawed characters you can’t help but root for.”, “The new queen of literary horror...you can believe the hype.”, “Unsettling, beautiful, horrifying and moving in equal parts, I haven’t read anything quite like All the Birds, Singing for a long time…Wyld’s beautiful, sparse prose, brings a warmth and colour to the tale…there is no disputing the power of the story and the beauty of Wyld’s writing. The first narrative starts with Jake Whyte, currently living on an unnamed British island, finding a second of her sheep dead and mutilated, and wondering whether foxes, some other wildlife or the local teens are to blame. Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £25. Expect to hear her name often from now on. The story is compelling, the structure ambitious and the imagery vivid. EVIE WYLD’s debut novel, After the Fire, a Still Small Voice, was short-listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and awarded the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. See if your friends have read any of Evie Wyld's books. Refresh and try again. We’d love your help. She studied creative writing at Bath Spa and Goldsmiths University. Her prose reminded me of Patrick White's, her imagery of Les Murray and Judith Wright -- like all these writers Wyld is both lyrical and tragic, uncompromising in her evocation of that sad, strange, complicated country. . From a desolate Australian sheep farm to a remote island in the UK, a young woman’s dark and violent past is told in reverse. Signed by both Evie Wyld & Joe Sumner. Her first novel, After the Fire, a Still Small Voice, won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and a Betty Trask Award and was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for New Writers, the Commonwealth Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin literary award. Evie Wyld's debut novel, After the Fire, A Still Small Voice, was shortlisted for the Impac Prize and awarded the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. Browse Evie Wyld’s best-selling audiobooks and newest titles. I can’t wait for the next one”, “Suspenseful and melancholy…In alternating chapters, the story moves forward and backward in time—a narrative architecture that might seem gimmicky were it not for Wyld’s masterful control. June Challenge - Miles Franklin and/or TBR list. Books By Evie Wyld; Most Popular Books. For once, the hype matches the talent.”, “Like a CSI for the sheep-farming set...compellingly psychological, even metaphysical at times...the clues Wyld leaves us are subtle enough that they only spring into view once we’ve reached the very end, like heat applied to a lemon juice ink. Evie Wyld grew up in Australia and the UK. She studied creative writing at Bath Spa and Goldsmiths University. This is one talented young writer.”, “Brilliantly unsettling...daring and fierce, this is a book that makes you feel the need to look over your shoulder in case something dark and hulking might be gaining on you.”, “A weird and wonderful novel about isolation, memory and a dog called Dog.”, “Wickedly captivating...it's nearly impossible not to get swept up in the game of merging the two stories by piecing together each clue...think "Room" or "Winter's Bone"-style creepy.”, “A dark, powerfully disturbing and beautifully observed story… A technical tour de force, almost Nabokovian in its structural intricacy… A tremendous achievement. She has a clean, clear prose style which is exactly right in the service if her story, and the best ear for dialogue in a long time.”, “One of the most exquisitely rendered books - let alone debuts - I have read in years.”, “This superb first novel is about fathers and sons, and the forces that turn men brutish.”, “Wyld has a feel both for beauty and for the ugliness of inherited pain.”, “Wyld is a languorous writer with great skill in characterisation. It is an extraordinary book…[a] bleak and beautiful masterpiece.”, “Completely and utterly monumental. There are also surprising moments of lightness—the protagonist’s dark humor, the author’s unsentimental reverence for the natural world.”, ‘Nominated for numerous awards for her 2009 debut, After The Fire, A Still Small Voice, Wyld has now delivered an equally indelible and atmospheric second novel that will have the hairs on the back of your neck working overtime.’, “It’s not hard to see why Wyld is so feted: All The Birds, Singing is extraordinarily accomplished, one of those books that tears around in your cerebellum like a dark firework, and which, upon finishing, you immediately want to pick up again… For all its darknesses [it] gleams with humour and kindness, moments of humanity that redeem almost everyone in the book. Evelyn Rose Strange "Evie" Wyld FRSL (born 16 June 1980) is an Anglo-Australian author. 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