Buchanan, Rowan Hisayo: Starling Days
Shortlisted for the 2019 Costa Novel Award
Oscar and Mina travel from New York to London after Mina is found standing ominously on a bridge. Mina is a classicist and looks for guidance on overcoming mental health difficulties in the examples set by the women of the classics, but then a real example enters into the scene, complicating Oscar and Mina's relationship. Buchanan has won the Author's Club Best First Novel Award and Betty Trask Award.