Fiction

Nadia Attia

Agent: John Baker

Nadia’s fascination with folklore, nature and the supernatural inspires much of her writing. With Egyptian-German heritage and a working-class background, she’s drawn to stories that explore ‘otherness’ and characters who take the path less trodden. She’s currently working on her debut novel, a folk-horror-tinged road trip across a harsh rural landscape where people have turned towards ‘the old ways’ – a dark and atmospheric tale influenced by our racially-charged, increasingly divisive society.

Nadia is a full-time editor and copywriter and a published journalist, with a filmmaking background and a passion for storytelling. In 2019 she won the FAB (Faber) Prize for fiction – described by the judges as ‘an urgent new voice’ – and was selected for the London Writers Awards. Her work has been published in Spread the Word’s City of Stories anthology, Star Songs and Luna Station Quarterly, and she continues to build a gothic short story collection in which most characters deal in death or die themselves (spoiler).