‘Exceptional’ debut short story collection published by alumna


Congratulations to alumna Saba Sams whose debut short story collection Send Nudes has been published by Bloomsbury.

Since graduating in 2017, Saba has been shortlisted for The White Review Short Story Prize 2019 and her stories have appeared in magazines The Stinging Fly and The Tangerine. She is described by novelist Emma Cline as 'a fresh new voice in fiction, wry and sharp and raw'.

Send Nudes dives into the world of girlhood and immerses the reader in its contradictions and complexities: growing up too quickly, yet not quickly enough; taking possession of what one can, while being taken possession of; succumbing to societal pressure but also orchestrating that pressure.

The collection has been described by The Guardian as ‘exceptional’ and ‘an exhilarating debut’.

Read the full Guardian review.