Sara Langham

saralangham@davidhigham.co.uk

Sara Langham joined David Higham in January 2018, having previously worked at Gregory & Company. She has a Masters in Creative & Life Writing from Goldsmiths College and a BA in Russian & English Literature from Leeds University.

Sara is looking for literary fiction, reading group fiction and narrative non-fiction.

Authors whose work she admires include Miriam Toews (with particular love for All My Puny Sorrows and Women Talking), Sarah Moss, Sarah Hall, Rachel Cusk, Sunjeev Sahota, Benjamin Wood, Gwendoline Riley, Helen Garner, Eimear McBride, Elizabeth Strout, Ali Smith, Kate Atkinson (A God in Ruins is one of her all-time favourite books) and Michael Ondaatje

Books she has recently loved include No One is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood, A Burning by Megha Majumdar, Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason, Brown Girls by Daphne Palasi Andreades and Intimacies by Katie Kitamura.

Sara particularly loves voice-driven fiction and novels that play with narrative form and structure. Examples include Scary Monsters by Michelle de Kretser, The Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli and All the Birds Singing by Evie Wyld.  She is a huge fan of speculative and genre bending fiction, particularly those which remain close to our present, such as Rumaan Alam’s Leave the World Behind, Station Eleven/ The Glass Hotel/ Sea of Tranquillity by Emily St. John Mandel and Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

She is really interested in the edges of horror and conversely she’d also love to find something as original and uplifting as The Stranding by Kate Sawyer. She has recently read and completely fallen for Jo Walton’s Among Others and is tentatively dipping her toe into fantasy and science fiction.

In historical fiction, she is drawn to novels which find new ways of telling old stories, recent examples include Light Perpetual by Francis Spufford and Matrix by Lauren Groff.

In non-fiction she is interested in books where the personal is at the centre of the piece, for example, Maria Stepanova’s In Memory of Memory or Kirsty Gunn’s My Katherine Mansfield Project. She’d love to find a book of autobiographical essays such as Jo Ann Beard’s The Boys of My Youth or Emilie Pine’s Notes to Self.

Sara is accepting submissions via email.

Sara assists Veronique Baxter with her list.

 

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