Sarah is assistant to Julian Alexander and Ben Clark. Having studied Classics at the University of Bristol, her interests naturally tend towards historical fiction and low fantasy, especially in an international setting. In a bookshop, she often finds herself roaming women’s fiction – both commercial and literary – drawn to those featuring off the wall characters, based in foreign countries, and/or with a quasi-magical feel to it. She is, of course, partial to a romantic comedy too. In non-fiction, she collects cookbooks (her current favourite is Dumplings & Noodles by Pippa Middlehurst), snapshots of history, and narrative memoirs.
Her favourite reads this year have been The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey, Bunny by Mona Awad, The Bedlam Stacks by Natasha Pulley, If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha, and the eleventh novel in her favourite series, The Chronicles of St. Mary’s by Jodi Taylor. Her favourite book of all time is The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller.
When not working, she is exploring London, growing plants (often unsuccessfully) in her tiny flat, and hyper-fixating on the latest recipe she is trying to perfect.