In her own words:
I am an author, and poet, currently based in Portobello — a seaside town in Edinburgh. I spend most of my time writing, being a Mum, drawing snails, researching, finishing my theses, drinking wine, taking photographs, sculpting things from metal and most recently — making wallpaper from burlesque prints, or old 1970s books of flowers or birds.
Jenni’s debut novel The Panopticon was published by William Heinemann, at Random House. It was chosen to be part of the Waterstones 11 — a list of the best worldwide debut novels of 2012.
Jenni has published two collections of poetry. Urchin Belle and The Dead Queen of Bohemia are available from Blackheath Books. Poems featured in these collections were nominated for The Pushcart Prize. She has also won awards from Scottish Screen, Peggy Ramsay, Scottish Arts, Dewar Arts and Arts Council England.
Courtesy of Jenni Fagan
An author of many talents Jenni is also an artist. The Scolds Bridle is a large sculpture built out of sheets of steel. On completing the sculpture several months were spent engraving this sculpture with words written by women in prison in the UK and US. The Scolds Bridle aims to raise awareness of issues facing women within prison and young offenders systems. It was exhibited in Greenwich Gallery, London.
Her time now is currently spent working on:
Her second fiction novel - Copernicus No. 4
A collection of short stories - Isis Left Him By the River
Her third poetry collection - Burroughs Hat
- Add to BasketThe Panopticon
- Hardback - William Heinemann
Anais Hendricks is once again off to The Panopticon, a prison so constructed that it allows the inspector to see each of the prisoners at all times, without being seen. Looking up at the watchtower that looms over the residents, Anais knows her fate - she is part of an experiment, and that experiment is now closing in.