Sarah May – Becky

Becky, Picador, out now!

Set in 90s tabloid era London, Becky is the story of a young woman determined to make a place for herself in high society, no matter how many lives she ruins in the process. A viciously funny, darkly entertaining and ultimately moving read.

For fans of SUCCESSION, INVENTING ANNA, THE PARTY by Elizabeth Day, ELIGIBLE by Curtis Sittenfeld, and the classic novel VANITY FAIR

BBC Books of 2023
Apple Books Best of the Month title
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'Spiky, clever, funny'

Emma Stonex, author of The Lamplighters

'Brilliant, propulsive… A riot'

Maddie Mortimer, author of Maps of our Spectacular Bodies

'A delicious gallop through 90s tabloid London'

Sam McAlister, author of Scoops

About Sarah May

Sarah May is the highly acclaimed author of 7 novels, including The Nudist Colony (shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and winner of the Amazon Bursary), Spanish City (shortlisted for the RSL Encore Award), The Internationals (longlisted for the Women’s Prize) and the best-selling Rise and Fall of the Queen of Suburbia. Her latest novel, Becky, is published by Picador and out now.

Sarah lives in Sussex and when she isn’t writing and teaching, works with her partner taking new versions of Shakespeare to young people and places the Bard hasn’t been before.