Essie Fox

About me

Essie Fox writes Victorian gothic novels. The Somnambulist was featured on Channel 4’s TV Book Club, and was shortlisted for the National Book Awards 2012. Her second novel was Elijah’s Mermaid. Her third, The Goddess and the Thief is published in December 2013.

From my website

THEDA BARA ~ VAMP OF THE SILENT SCREEN …

Theda Bara I still feel as if I’m coming up for air after writing The Last Days of Leda Grey. It was such an immersive experience, and part of the novel’s allure for me was creating its central character. Leda Grey is her own unique fictional self, but visually I…

LEDA GREY SELECTED FOR BBC RADIO ULSTER BOOK CLUB…

I’m delighted to say that The Last Days of Leda Grey has been selected for the BBC Radio Ulster Book Club which features on the Kerry McLean show. The book will be discussed in full on January. In the meantime, you can listen to what the inspiring Esther Haller-Clarke has to say…

A NIGHT IN CANTERBURY

On Thursday December 8, I talked to a group of students who are members of the Creative Writing Course at Canterbury Christchurch University ~ discussing inspiration and how ‘Writing Comes Alive’ for me. I’m sure no-one will be surprised that I spoke about all the works of art that inspired my…

 
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