DAY 11: Daisy Johnson

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


Further reading

Read: The Spring in Somesuch Stories

Review: Everything Under in Guardian

Follow on Twitter: @djdaisyjohnson


Resource: Dear Writer Girl by Leone Ross


Writing prompt: Start with an unexpected gift which arrives at the door on a warm summer’s day. Describe the gift. Then zoom out and see how this new arrival begins to impact the lives of your characters.