Naomi Booth is a fiction writer and academic. Her novella, The Lost Art of Sinking, emerged from research into the literary history of swooning, and won the Saboteur Award for Best Novella 2016 as well as being selected for New Writing North’s Read Regional campaign 2017. Her first novel, Sealed, is a gripping modern fable on motherhood. She is currently working on a new novel and collection of short stories, and an academic monograph on passing out.
In 2018 Naomi was named in the Guardian’s ‘Fresh Voices: 50 Writers to Read Now’. She was also picked for the ‘Not the Booker’ shortlist and was long-listed for the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award.
Naomi grew up in West Yorkshire and now lives in York, where she lectures in Creative Writing and Literature at York St John University.