Yara Rodrigues Fowler
Yara Rodrigues Fowler grew up in a Brazilian-English household in Balham, south London. Although she has always lived in the UK, she visits Brazil frequently. She is twenty-three.
Yara is a trustee of Latin American Women’s Aid, the only refuge run for and by Latin American women in the UK, where she’s worked to create relationships between Latin American Women’s Aid and groups such as Sisters Uncut and the Sex Workers’ Opera.
Yara’s writing has been published in various places, including Litro, and the UCL Publishers’ Prize. She enjoys reading her work, and has performed at many events, including this year's Brainchild Festival.
Her first novel, Stubborn Archivist, about first and second generation Brazilian women in London, will be published by Fleet in 2019. She is beginning work on her second.
Her favourite artists include Caetano Veloso, Jane Austen, Beyoncé, Zadie Smith, Junot Díaz and Toni Morrison.
Yara has a BA from Oxford University and an MA from UCL.
Twitter - @yazzarf
Represented by: Imogen Pelham
Stubborn Archivist (Fleet, 2019)