'Savage Beasts is a powerful, exquisitely crafted story with astutely drawn parallels to myth. It is as sharply clever as it is utterly gripping'
Bea Fitzgerald, author of Girl, Goddess, Queen
‘Rani Selvarajah is a sublime storyteller. Savage Beasts is a searing excoriation of colonialism and a chilling interrogation of the compromises required by foreign women to survive brutal so-called civilised societies’
Jennifer Hayashi Danns, author of Beneath the Burning Wave
‘Selvarajah skilfully explores the evils of colonialism and the particular demonisation and dehumanisation of foreign women as her fierce and tragic heroine hurtles towards the inevitable, and yet cleverly twisted, ending’
Nikki Marmery, author of On Wilder Seas
‘Man oh man, I cannot wait to throw this book at everyone I know’ Pyae Moe Thet War, author of You’ve Changed, a Malala Bookclub Pick
‘Wow. So Medea is one of my all time favorite characters in Greek mythology. And I have been dying for someone to write a book worthy of her.’ ?????
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The brand new retelling for 2023 inspired by the myth of Medea
Rani Selvarajah studied Classics at the University of Cambridge and has a MSc degree from SOAS University of London. She works in feminist policy and research, having worked in the non-profit sector for over a decade. Rani’s debut novel, Savage Beasts, was longlisted for the Mo Siewcharran prize and she is from north-west London and lives with her partner in Berlin.