I'm a Fan | Granta

  • Published: 02/03/2023
  • ISBN: 9781783789818
  • Granta Books
  • 144 pages

I’m a Fan

Sheena Patel

AN OBSERVER BEST DEBUT NOVEL OF 2022
FOYLES FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2022


I’M A FAN tells the story of an unnamed narrator’s involvement in a seemingly unequal romantic relationship. With a clear and unforgiving eye, Sheena Patel makes startling connections between power struggles at the heart of human relationships to those in the wider world, offering a devastating critique of social media, access and patriarchal systems.

A fast, fizzing cherry bomb of a debut... mining the darkest depths of coercion, seduction and abuser dynamics... Like a sociopathic ex who's stalking your Twitter, I'M A FAN will stick with you for a very long time

Observer

Pure fire from start to finish. Sheena Patel is the future

Niven Govinden, author of Diary of a Film

A brutal, brilliant debut... The desperate, cornered strength of the narrative voice in I'M A FAN is like nothing else I've read

Guardian

The Author

Sheena Patel is a writer and assistant director for film and TV who was born and raised in North West London. She is part of the 4 BROWN GIRLS WHO WRITE collective, has been published in 4BROWN GIRLS WHO WRITE (Rough Trade Books) and a poetry collection of the same name (FEM Press). In 2022 she was chosen as one of the Observer‘s Top 10 best debut novelists.

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