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Novelist/poet/academic. Novels: THE FIRE SERMON; THE MAP OF BONES; THE FOREVER SHIP. THE COOKBOOK OF COMMON PRAYER coming June 2021. Represented by @mushenska.

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Retweeting my cover lusciousness for the pm crowd, and also bc I realised I can now also post the actual synopsis t… https://t.co/FWdwZALkvOThe fact that Galley Beggar Press are currently livetweeting themselves cooking the chilli from Ducks, Newburyport https://t.co/9Xpj1taCtN
Retweeted by Francesca Haig @SirBenfro "The Weary Frustration of James Oswald." But catch up, James - we're doing "The [Obscure Occupation] of… https://t.co/Vm7j8t812U @sleeful @drdommoran Congratulations Ellie! xxIf you're pre-ordering, please consider using your local indie bookshop. I love @Biggreenbooks & @BurleyFisher. If… https://t.co/Xe7Exd8LVL @samuel_mcqueen Thank you Mr. S. Whiskers! It's lovely, isn't it - dreamy and eerie and yearning-y (not a word, but you know what I mean!).Thrilled to share the beautiful, haunting cover for The Cookbook of Common Prayer (out 3 June 2021). Warm thanks to… https://t.co/TXpcsQ8qlbZeus when he sees a mortal woman in a lake https://t.co/jPRGwVea0r
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11/26
2020
This is the American criminal justice system in a nutshell. https://t.co/NVPd590u2u
Retweeted by Francesca Haig @harryillers @DHHlitagency Congrats Harry - lovely news!
11/23
2020
a friend recently got a 3-d printer and has started making T-rex arms to put on his chickens https://t.co/9SVYtIH3Wy
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11/21
2020
The same Sappho fragment from 3 different translators: Mary Barnard, Aaron Poochigian, Anne Carson ✨ https://t.co/fprpcQnC1y
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11/20
2020
🚨TOMORROW at 6pm!🚨Literature, International Law & Worldmaking: Register: https://t.co/GLGKE3LWvC (Prof Gerry Simpso… https://t.co/1qUUE11wV0
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11/19
2020
Me, hearing that my 7yo has driven a fork-lift truck up the M1 while swigging from a bottle of whisky: "My mistake,… https://t.co/DjzjPyKPYf @KateWilliamsme Can't wait to hear this. My current novel is about them!One of my fave bits of the Iliad is where old Nestor is in mortal danger, so his pal Diomedes is like, 'I'll rush t… https://t.co/pwX5eM5QsO
11/18
2020
stay to the end: https://t.co/0EH6zr4ldT @jakecampbell88 But lemme know if you have trouble finding it and I’ll have a look in his collections for you @jakecampbell88 I remember coming across it as a Guardian poem of the week, so it may be online @jakecampbell88 Yup, was KB!No thank you! https://t.co/KEZRebuSZN
11/17
2020
I echo Paolo's reminder: join us (digitally, natch) on Friday for what promises to be a really excellent event: https://t.co/6jYhWkc7A3
11/16
2020
Look, we’re all glad Cummings is gone, but already the Tories are spinning it as a clean-slate redemption arc for J… https://t.co/sMB1AzIyHp @Anna_Mazz Good point. @Anna_Mazz At least it’s better than becoming a dentist, which will ultimately leave you wanting to remove other people’s teeth. @sleeful @mushenska I WILL TAKE IT! @sleeful (Actually @mushenska said you found another doppelgänger for me a while ago? Pls share!) @sleeful You'd better believe I've been struggling to resist posting 4 different pics of La Blanchett. @sleeful All these giant-eyed beauties are the poor-man's Slee.One week left to register for our 1st @CELI_Leicester Peace Talk, "Reading and Reimagining Equality" w/ Gerry Simps… https://t.co/3NRtn8cskQ
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11/13
2020
@everindecisive Honestly, every writer's goal should be to write something that makes the reader go: 'Fuck.' That's the dream.Now THIS is a poem: https://t.co/5onb4Ficsg"The death rate for Black women in childbirth is five times higher than for white women. The NHS acknowledge and re… https://t.co/CBDvyP7fKU
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11/12
2020
@sleeful WHERE WAS SHE RADICALISED?! etc...
11/11
2020
Psst! In Georgia, 23,000 young people were not old enough to vote in the general election this year, but will be e… https://t.co/cUv79T8eks
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11/10
2020
GA Voters: You can electronically request your absentee ballot for the 1/5/2021 Senate runoff. Do it now! Please sh… https://t.co/bFdNVlABxr
Retweeted by Francesca HaigGeorgia residents 17+, Georgia is having a runoff Jan 5 to decide who their 2 new senators will be. If those senato… https://t.co/WRD9VJLGJy
Retweeted by Francesca Haig @KatieVEBrown @HarperNorthUK I'm emailing you shortly to see if we can hook you up with @thewritingsquad - would be… https://t.co/EGVvef5Olf @KatieVEBrown @HarperNorthUK Congrats Katie!So 2020 is taking a BIG swerve in the last few days: https://t.co/8QwXCi43rXWriters seeking agents: now you can donate £ for a good cause AND get feedback from literally the best agent in the… https://t.co/SwJopnp7eZTragic Deaths... (for @guardianreview) https://t.co/S6k7q7Cdhi
Retweeted by Francesca HaigJust ask Colleen Rooney for help, you cowards. https://t.co/VN1FMUKMXn
11/9
2020
Trump printing pardons between now and Jan: https://t.co/AOmowBfiyV @ajkecojevic Congratulations Angela- great news!
11/8
2020
I feel like we didn’t focus enough on the fact that someone in the Trump campaign meant to schedule the “four seaso… https://t.co/54VlYUjQQU
Retweeted by Francesca HaigAs a Black person, one of the things I really enjoy is being thanked for saving democracy, while simultaneously bei… https://t.co/dqfJu1KnHT
Retweeted by Francesca Haig*reaching for my phone like it’s a baby monitor* “just gotta check on america”
Retweeted by Francesca HaigThis answer by @kileyreid (interviewed here: https://t.co/vGMs4dR8Ep )makes me love her even more than her excellen… https://t.co/8d6mmICbN2
11/7
2020
If PA flips, and this goes for any state that flips blue or comes close to doing so, it’s because of the years-long… https://t.co/rz7KI6HX52
Retweeted by Francesca HaigA black woman who had an election stolen from her, put in the work to ensure other candidates would never experienc… https://t.co/W0DwRkMJW5
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11/6
2020
🎶 That's me in the corner, That's me in the spotlight, https://t.co/qm2VIapAPS
Retweeted by Francesca Haig @pedalmeapp I wonder if @DeBeauvoirBlock might be interested?Extremely good thread covering some of the queries around how best to use https://t.co/fkyBxKit9S! https://t.co/vQPP7VrYyO
Retweeted by Francesca HaigCoos, not coups. https://t.co/HVEZX1rFhy#BREAKING Polls are set to open in 48 hours across the US as the authoritarian regime of Donald Trump attempts to c… https://t.co/pQa5z13qCS
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11/5
2020
What’s sobering is that a Biden victory will mean liberals writing off the past 4 years as a temporary embarrassmen… https://t.co/rYwR0bAyZB
Retweeted by Francesca HaigMy best friend died in June. Her mum wrote this, on the many missteps by medical professionals that caused her to d… https://t.co/7vykdZIMA9
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11/4
2020
The man simply never misses https://t.co/CMHGAsWgOU
Retweeted by Francesca Haig @amymcculloch @Zoella Congratulations! Xx @LouMorgan I think for me the winner is 'has taken a bizarre turn', as if the initial sausage-magnate-bathroom-cros… https://t.co/EXfqgcUuKGWelcome to London! You will be allocated two (2) Game of Thrones actors to gawk at in the local pub, and a minimum… https://t.co/mLiHt7ZYuS @LR_Lam This is our job now. This is our life now. Just scrolling, with brief breaks for sobbing/screaming.Oh christ we’re all just gonna be doomscrolling election news for the next week solid, aren’t we?Important proviso re https://t.co/vAJzdlK80K - useful platform & great idea, but go direct if you can to best suppo… https://t.co/jQ6oaLkHIX
11/3
2020
We're open for 📚☕️👋 today & every day until lockdown. Throughout November we'll be offering web orders, online even… https://t.co/9IzwWfniH0
Retweeted by Francesca HaigLook! Supporting indie bookshops just got even easier - this sounds fabulous. https://t.co/mjcVkCe5Do
11/2
2020
@holly_bourneYA Count me in, please.Shout out to the posh lil pedigree cat who has appeared, on heat, in the alley behind my flat, & who has spent the… https://t.co/eHm7jKAo0kPlease please support your local indie bookshop (rather than non-tax paying Amazon) during lockdown - so many of th… https://t.co/QrfAE8ltnX @louisayates Those enormous eyes?! Outrageous.Spoiler alert: am FURIOUS at the bird for ultimately leaving this man, who has everything I want in life (ie: that… https://t.co/81ssejBPtU @louisayates Good lord, I was NOT prepared for that face.Indie bookshops are in trouble with the new lockdown. Please support them by ordering for holidays early. Please pu… https://t.co/tumzVVr1qM
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11/1
2020
Get your (free) tix here for this terrific (digital)event: https://t.co/sZEoWeIycpReminder that Walmart stole $140 million from this its Pennsylvania employees from March 1998 through April 2006 an… https://t.co/DYvdRO7R7a
Retweeted by Francesca Haig @sophiejrigney @DrVidyaKumarUK @kevinjonheller Thanks Sophie - hoping all well with you too! (*insert usual pandemic disclaimers*) x
10/29
2020
@alandsal1 Thanks Dad xxNothing will ever be more wholesome & adorable than my dad retweeting my 5-month-old tweet about the new book, & ad… https://t.co/zbYYfFqnf9 @DrVidyaKumarUK @kevinjonheller @sophiejrigney Yes it is true - how mortifyingly Tasmanian! Sophie & I know each ot… https://t.co/ZUshFnbZd1 @KishWidyaratna @4thEstateBooks @picadorbooks Congratulations, Kish - how exciting! So excited to see you continuin… https://t.co/x8bF5V89SaV excited about this. Don’t worry, I promise not to talk about international law, about which I know nothing! Inste… https://t.co/bIbqj84Hkr
10/28
2020
Heartless, wicked liar. You yourself abetted callous criminals exploiting vulnerable people by closing down safe ro… https://t.co/gj75K6Fg4G
Retweeted by Francesca HaigEmperor Uda from 9th century praised his cat. "This cat, unlike other cat that has light black hair, he has complet… https://t.co/4lcMQgdi2U
Retweeted by Francesca Haig @Random_Helen Actual footage. @thebooklender Absolutely. @jaredcowie @geowriter TBF this could be a proportionate response to all the haircuts I’ve ever given him. @geowriter Truly living the dream.Good morning to everyone except my 7yo kid, who answered a FaceTime video call on my phone and brought it in and he… https://t.co/t6FleuvEdm
10/27
2020
@AlexTankard4 INDEED.I regret to report that they have now cross-bred Tom Hiddleston with Eddie Redmayne, thus creating the ultimate Eng… https://t.co/vcnLAwLDiq
10/24
2020
The dog at work first met me when I had bare legs w coconut oil as moisturiser, and essentially treated me as a gia… https://t.co/kLGD4RFYCT
10/23
2020
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Retweeted by Francesca HaigJo Gideon the MP for Stoke Central who also happens to be a trustee for Feeding Britain voted against feeding child… https://t.co/4O3OOLIK3M
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10/22
2020
Always impressed by the designers of this extremely hardcore bike, who named it...the SINGLET RACK https://t.co/1tf3Y9fuD4Things Boris Johnson has spent more taxpayer money on than Manchester’s lockdown ⁃‘Get ready for Brexit posters’ (… https://t.co/LMsX3GKP10
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10/21
2020
Good news klaxon! New book next Jan from @maxjohnporter, consistently one of the most exciting living novelists. https://t.co/hihMDmOm6Q
10/20
2020
@Isabelwriter I may do it! The only rule: strictly no “poetry voice.”Talking w my husband about starting a podcast called “Poetry Without the Wankiness.” He suggested, instead, “Wanking Without the Poetry.” @marcusgipps YES! And I still remember how stunned I was to discover that Hoban also wrote the 'Bread & Jam for Fra… https://t.co/dZZ39oiGrn
10/16
2020

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