Viktoria Lloyd-Barlow

Viktoria Lloyd-Barlow is a British writer whose debut novel, ''All the Little Bird-Hearts'', was longlisted for the 2023 Booker Prize. The novel tells of a friendship that develops between Sunday, an autistic woman living in a Lake District home, and her newly arrived eccentric neighbor Vita, who emigrated from London with her husband Rollo. The friendship between the two women eventually sours as Sunday's daughter Dolly begins to favor the relationship with Vita while neglecting her mother.

The Booker Prize judging panel stated the work was a "lyrical and poignant debut novel [that] offers a deft exploration of motherhood, vulnerability and the complexity of human relationships". James Smart, writing for ''The Guardian'' described the work as a "tightly focused story, set almost entirely in two neighbouring houses on a quiet street, that’s also a gleeful skewering of social codes, a raw portrait of family life and a revealing account of neurodivergence." Provided by Wikipedia
by Lloyd-Barlow, Viktoria, 1974-
Published 2023