Happy publication day to Fiona Mitchell, a three-time shortlistee for the Bristol Short Story Prize. Fiona’s second novel, The Swap , is officially published today, and promises to be an all-consuming read: ‘When two strangers, Tess and Annie, undergo IVF at an American clinic, their embryos are mixed up and each woman gives birth to the wrong child. The women only discover the devastating error three years later. Tess wants to swap the children back; Annie doesn’t. As the pair wrangle, neither of them expect what unfolds.’
The Swap has received some excellent early reviews – Clare Empson, author of Him, calls it “A gripping, heartbreaking and original story which asks some important questions about motherhood and keeps you guessing until the very end, absolutely loved it’, while Louise Jensen, author of The Surrogate and The Date, says ‘Oh how it was worth the wait! Fiona has crafted an emotive and credible read . . . Harrowing in parts, but uplifting in others, Fiona keeps the pace constant . . . deeply moving and beautifully written.’
Many congratulations to Fiona and we hope The Swap is a massive success and reaches many, many readers.
Fiona Mitchell has been shortlisted three times for the Bristol Short Story Prize. Her shortlisted stories are available in our Volume 7, 8 and 9 anthologies.