Quick guide to Anne Goodwin's books
At fifteen, she made a life-changing decision. Thirty years on, it's time to make another.
My debut novel, published
July 2015, shortlisted for the
2016 Polari First Book Prize.
97% Amazon 4 / 5 star reviews
If he could make her stay, he wouldn't have to choose … and it would be a shame not to make use of the cellar.
My second novel,
published May 2017.
76% Amazon 4 / 5 star reviews
What shapes the way
we see ourselves?
Is identity a given or can we choose someone we become?
My first short story collection, published November 2018.
My fiction explores themes of identity, mental health, marginalisation, attachment, gender, adolescent development, troublesome bodies and other psychological and social issues.
Publishing a book is often very much like being put on trial, for some offence which is quite other than the one you know in your heart you’ve committed.
Margaret Atwood On Writers and Writing (p97)
from advance endorsements, magazine and blogger reviews
absorbing, clever and heartening Alison Moore
truly impressive Fleur Smithwick
Anne Goodwin’s prose is at once sensitive, invigorating and inspired Rebecca Root
exudes authenticity The Psychologist
a pleasure to read from start to finish North East Lifestyle magazine
tantalisingly grips the reader The Contemporary Small Press
a brave and complex story Literary Sofa
complex, fascinating and highly contemporary Shiny New Books
heart-rending Claire Thinking
absurdly brilliant Tales From A Bruce Eye View
extremely competent and, ultimately, moving Adventures in Reading, Writing and Working from Home
expertly told By the Letter Book Reviews
I am so impressed My Little Book Blog
Anne Goodwin’s writing is excellent Portobello Book Blog
seamlessly executed Inky Foot
A fantastic book that I’m sure you will love Whispering Stories
powerful, engaging, intelligent, well written Reading Writing and Riesling
moving and accomplished BeadyJansBooks
emotional and intelligent Book Magnet
a keen eye for detail Jaffa Reads Too
grabs your attention and doesn’t let go Cornflakegirl’s Musings
will stay with you long after you've finished reading Sanjida Kay
compelling, insightful and brave Ashley Stokes
I really relished every moment Being Anne Reading
dark and twisted Books of All Kinds
really absorbing read Novel Gossip
could not put it down The Pages in Between
filled with tension and intrigue The Book Magnet
the author delivered beautifully Book Drunk
Intelligent, insightful writing which takes you beneath the surface Books, Life and Everything
you won’t be disappointed TanGental
a novel I'd highly recommend Our Book Reviews Online
kept me enthralled Literary Flits
very detailed and well thought out The Quiet Knitterer
cleverly written Rachel Poli
Anne Goodwin has such an observant eye for human motivation and behaviour Literary Flits
thought-provoking Books, Life and Everything
perceptive, sympathetic insights Our Book Reviews Online
a special ability to crack such a great punch with so few words Whispering Stories