Chloe Lane earned her MFA in Fiction at the University of Florida. She is also a graduate of the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University of Wellington, and the founding editor of Hue+Cry Press. The Swimmers is her first book.
Praise for Chloe Lane
‘Lane has captured such depth and heartache, sorrow and truth—I cannot remember the last time I was so moved by fiction.’ —Josie Shapiro, Read Close
‘an intense, moving and darkly comic story about un-repentant, difficult women’ —Paula Morris, Canvas
‘Chloe Lane is a master of comic writing. Many scenes in her debut novel The Swimmers are pushed to within a breath of their absurd limit . . . Like all the best comic writing it’s marked by an enormous capacity to hold contradictory feelings.’ —Annaleese Jochems, Newsroom
‘Beautifully written with convincing and highly engaging characters, I loved particularly the swimming motif which underpins this novel and the ending, which is so courageously and gently told.’ —Paddy Richardson, NZ Booklovers