Great news for Dizz Tate; her debut novel, Brutes, will be published by Faber & Faber in the UK and Catapult in the US in 2023, after the novel was bought in a five-way auction.
Faber commissioning editor, Emmie Francis, quoted in The Bookseller said: “Brutes is a classic, virtuoso coming-of-age story – one that depicts the crucible of young female invincibility and vulnerability. It’s a work of fiction that boasts an extraordinary commitment to craft; to sentences, images, sensations and their possibilities. Tate is a British talent working in a deeply compelling and fresh way – and Faber is a lucky publisher to help launch that into the world.”
In the same article, Dizz Tate said: “I have been working on Brutes in various forms for seven years and I am so excited to see it evolve from my scattered secret pages into a solid form, a whole book. I’m thrilled to be working with Faber and Catapult, who foster such original and brilliant work, and want to thank my agent, Harriet Moore, who has been such an advocate of this story since its inception. I am so grateful that the exuberant, envious, desperate, loving, proudly brutish girls in my book have been treated with such care. I now can’t wait to see them out in the world making their small, bright marks.”
Many congratulations to Dizz. It is so good to see prestigious publishers getting behind her storytelling talent and to know that she will find many more readers in the future.
Dizz Tate won the 2018 Bristol Short Story Prize with her story, Cowboy Boot which is available in our Volume 11 anthology from publisher Tangent Books: https://www.tangentbooks.co.uk/shop/bristol-short-story-prize-volume-11