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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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​Rebecca Zahabi is a mixed-heritage writer (a third British, a third French and a third Iranian). She started writing in her home village in France at age 12 - a massive epic where women were knights and men were she-witches which set out to revolutionise feminism.

 

Since, she learnt how to actually write, and has slightly re-jigged her expectations of what she can achieve with a keyboard and a blank page. The plan of taking over the world, however, has not changed.

After honing in her craft in a variety of genres - playwriting, short stories, an attempt at Icelandic sagas - she hopes to write novels that can make a difference. She is currently working on Tales of the Edge, an ambitious trilogy blending magic and structural violence.

​Her short stories have appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science-Fiction and PodCastle. Her début adult novel, The Collarbound, made it to the top 10 Sunday Times bestseller list. Aside from writing traditional fiction, she also writes for videogames (Choice of Games, Larian Studios). Her work has notably been shortlisted for the Northern Writers’ Award and longlisted for the Penguin WriteNow competition.

 

Rebecca is represented by Alice Speilburg from the Speilburg Literary Agency.

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