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    “A BLISTERING DEBUT”

    Christopher Hope

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    “MARLI ROODE IS THE REAL THING AND SHE’S HERE TO STAY.”

    M.J.Hyland

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    “GRIPPING… A SHARP AND CHILLING DEBUT.”

    Patrick Flanery

ABOUT MARLI

Marli Roode was born in South Africa and moved to the UK when she was 17. After earning an MA in Philosophy and Literature, she worked as a freelance journalist in London before beginning work on her novel, Call It Dog, at Manchester University's Centre for New Writing. Her short stories Second Degree and Spring Tide were published in the 2009 and 2010 Bristol Short Story Prize Anthologies; Pieces Green was shortlisted for the 2011 Bridport Prize. Call It Dog was shortlisted for the 2013 Dylan Thomas Prize. She lives in Manchester.

REVIEWS

  • Financial Times

    “Marli Roode’s debut tackles some big themes… the assuredness with which Roode handles the nuances of the father-daughter dynamic… hints of greater things to come.”

  • Daily Mail

    “A timely reminder of the fragile peace Nelson Mandela will bequeath his land… Call It Dog offers the reader a chance to understand better the conflict and injustice that run so deep in the shadow of Mandela.”

  • Guardian

    “… a skilfully executed debut. The tone is consistently one of taut, sombre reflectiveness, with indications in Roode’s artfully worded descriptions of the range of this gifted young writer.” 

  • Sunday Times

    “A remarkably assured first novel… Jo, a British-based journalist who returns to her native South Africa… makes a winning narrator, alternately blasé and vulnerable.”