Virginia Baily is the award-winning author of two novels: the Sunday Times bestseller Early One Morning, and Africa Junction, winner of the McKitterick Prize in 2012. 

She has won various prizes for her poetry and short stories and is co-founder and co-editor of Riptide, a journal that champions the short story.



"A compelling story. Baily opens a door onto the harsh, dazzling landscapes of Senegal and Mali... Africa Junction beautifully expresses the search for survival, love and meaning." 

- Helen Dunmore, author of The Lie

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"As gripping as any thriller . . . crammed with the sort of heart-stopping, heart-breaking scenes that brought a lump to the throat of even this jaded reviewer. Really, really good" 

- Daily Mail

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