Julia Armfield

Julia Armfield was born in London, England in 1990. She writes fiction and occasionally theater plays. She has a master's in victorian art and literature from Royal Holloway University. In 2019, she was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year. She was shortlisted for the 2017 Moth Short Story Prize, longlisted for the 2018 Deborah Rogers Award, and won the 2018 White Review Short Story Prize. Her first book, salt slow, is a collection of stories about the body and the corporeal, in which she maps the skin and bones of her characters through their experiences of isolation, obsession, and love. She was awarded the Pushcart Prize in 2020. Gestalten der Tiefe (original title Our Wives Under The Sea) was shortlisted for the Foyles Fiction Book of the Year Award in 2022 and the Polari Book Prize in 2023. The author lives and works in London.