A.M. Bakalar was born and raised in Poland. She lived in Germany, France, Sicily and Canada before she moved to the UK in 2004. Madame Mephisto is her first novel and was among readers recommendations to the Guardian First Book Award. She is the first Polish woman to publish a novel in English since Poland joined EU in 2004.
Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, The International New York Times, Wasafiri, B O D Y and Litro Magazine. She was the editor of Litro Magazine Polish Issue and her short story ‘Whatever Makes You Sleep at Night’ was published in Wasafiri. Asia also appeared on BBC Radio 3 Night Waves and Proms Plus Literary. Recently she has been invited to participate in Sky News, Immigration: Strain or Gain.
A.M. Bakalar lives with her partner, a drum and bass musician, in London. She is currently at work on her second novel.
Thursday, 16 Apr 2015, 13:00 – 14:00 – London Book Fair