Tara Isabella Burton

Tara Isabella Burton's debut novel, Social Creature, praised by The New York Times' Janet Maslin as "a wicked original with echoes of the greats", was published by Doubleday (US) and Bloomsbury/Raven (UK) in June 2018. It was named a "book of the year" by The New York Times, New York's Vulture, and The Guardian, and has been shortlisted for a Shirley Jackson Award and the WH Smith Thumping Good Read Award. A film adaptation is in development with Lionsgate.

"Milanese Soothsayer," illustration by Adam Myers

Household Gods

When I first look in the hospital mirror to see myself alone, unencumbered, I cough up spittle in the sink and sob with joy. I rub my arms, my thighs. The swell in my breasts ...