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AMY MASON

Agent: Juliet Pickering

Biography: Amy Mason is a writer and performer, and currently lives in Oxford.  Her autobiographical show The Islanders, which she wrote and performed in, and which was staged at Bristol Old Vic, won the 2013 Ideas Tap/Underbelly Edinburgh Fringe Fund, received 5 star reviews, and was lauded as a 'must see' show in The Stage. The illustrated script of The Islanders was published by Nasty Little Press. Amy is next working on Mass, a solo show about her relationship with faith.

Amy's debut novel THE OTHER IDA won the 2014 Dundee International Book Prize in October 2014, and is published by Cargo. She is now writing her next book.

“Tonight we discovered a genius called Amy Mason… Find her. Watch her.” Dawn O’Porter, after seeing Amy's storming performance at Literary Death Match

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THE OTHER IDA Literary, 269 pages Cargo, 2014 Almost 30 and entirely irresponsible, Ida Irons returns home for her mothers funeral. It s the first time she s been back, or seen her younger sister Alice, in many years. Their mother was the caustic and secretive writer Bridie Adair, who named Ida after her infamous play. While Ida has been struggling to escape its shadow, Alice has been dealing with problems of her own. Forced to confront their fractured relationship, the sisters question their own troubling memories and the story behind the strange, violent play that bears Ida s name. Who really was the other Ida?

THE OTHER IDA

Literary, 269 pages
Cargo, 2014

Almost 30 and entirely irresponsible, Ida Irons returns home for her mothers funeral. It s the first time she s been back, or seen her younger sister Alice, in many years. Their mother was the caustic and secretive writer Bridie Adair, who named Ida after her infamous play. While Ida has been struggling to escape its shadow, Alice has been dealing with problems of her own. Forced to confront their fractured relationship, the sisters question their own troubling memories and the story behind the strange, violent play that bears Ida s name. Who really was the other Ida?