GIRLCRUSH, Florence’s debut novel, is a feminist retelling of Jekyll and Hyde and takes the reader on a wild, haunting journey in the world of social media fame and modern womanhood. World rights were secured by Brazen and backed by a major publicity campaign, you can read more in the bookseller announcement here.
The novel follows Eartha on a wild, weird and seductive modern-day exploration as she commences life as an openly bisexual woman whilst also becoming a viral sensation on Wonder Land; a social media app where people project their dream selves online.
The distance between her online and offline self grows further and further apart until something dark happens that leads her into total self-destruction, forcing Eartha to make a choice; which version of herself should she kill off?
Florence Given is a Sunday Times bestselling author and social activist. Her first book, WOMEN DON’T OWE YOU PRETTY (Octopus, 2020) was a breakout sensation and record-breaking title. It has sold over 200,000 copies in the UK alone, and has been translated into 16 languages across the world. The book has featured over 22 times in the Sunday Times bestseller chart and Florence is the youngest author to hold a position in the top five for a consecutive three months in a row. She won Cosmopolitan’s ‘Influencer of the Year’ award in 2019 and Pink News’s ‘Influencer of the Year’ award in 2020. Her writing and art confronts the oppressive attitudes towards women and their bodies, and raises awareness of issues surrounding sexuality, consent, race and gender.
Florence is represented by Abigail Bergstrom at Bergstrom Studio.