Breaking Ground: A Debut Author Feature with Daisy Johnson

We at F(r)iction are elated to introduce our readers to Daisy Johnson, author of the acclaimed short story collection Fen and winner of the Harper’s Bazaar Short Story Prize, the A.M. Heath Prize, and the Edge Hill Short Story Prize.  Daisy’s debut novel, Everything Under, only hit bookstores in October, but it has already garnered…

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Daisy Johnson

Daisy Johnson was born in 1990. Her novel, Everything Under, has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. She was the winner of the AM Heath Prize and the Harper's Bazaar short story prize. Her debut short story collection, Fen, was the winner of the Edge Hill Prize. She has been longlisted for the Sunday Times Short Story Prize and the New Angle Prize. Daisy currently lives in Oxford, UK. 

Ejiwa Ebenebe

Ejiwa Ebenebe (called Edge by most) is a Nigerian-Canadian artist. Although she currently lives in Canada, she grew up in several places across the globe, which has given her a variety of experiences that deeply influence her approach to her creative work. Themes such as mystery and ornate opulence are an ongoing fascination (no doubt thanks to a steady diet of fairytales, mysteries, and horror stories in her childhood). She is also focused on adding to the representation of black, LGBTQ+ women in the art world. To see more of her work, visit

First Featured In: No. 12, winter 2018

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