Recent debuts by British ESEA writers picked by Helena Lee

By East Side Voices

By East Side Voices

Woman, Eating: 'Absolutely brilliant - Kohda takes the vampire trope and makes it her own' Ruth Ozeki



A genre-defying novel that features a compelling modern heroine for our times: the mixed-race, art-loving vampire Lydia.

Sidesplitter: How To Be From Two Worlds At Once

Phil Wang

£20.00 £19.00

Everything we’ve come to expect from the comic Phil Wang: wicked humour, sharp insight, and a brilliant deconstruction of what it is to be of mixed heritage in Britain.


Will Harris

£10.99 £10.44

Will Harris’ collection of poetry is astonishing; his voice is masterful in capturing the paradoxes of identity in contemporary Britain.

Bad Fruit

Ella King

£14.99 £14.24

A taut, dark novel that fizzes with underlying menace, as it charts a complex mother-daughter relationship.

Takeaway: Stories from a childhood behind the counter

Angela Hui

£16.99 £16.14

A food memoir from the Time Out and Vice journalist Angela Hui, about growing up in a Chinese takeaway in the Welsh valleys, with each chapter taking the form of a family recipe.

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