Review: In and Out of the Goldfish Bowl by Rachel Trezise


Every so often a writer comes along who captures the spirit of a generation in all its intensity. Joan Didion managed to do it for the 1960s with Play It as It Lays, and Helen Garner for the 70s with Monkey Grip. Now there is Rachel Trezise, a young Welsh writer who does the same for the UK in the 1990s with her surprising debut novel In and Out of the Goldfish Bowl

This semi-autobiographical account of a harrowing childhood won Trezise a place on the Orange Futures List, which names 21 promising young writers to keep an eye on. Her success continues: Fresh Apples, a collection of short stories, recently won the EDS Dylan Thomas Prize, with an award of £60,000….MORE>

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