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Luke Tredget is the author of Kismet, published in 2018 by Faber and Faber (UK) and Little, Brown (US). He also works in international disaster response for the Red Cross, and other writing has been published in the Guardian, Independent, and the Big Issue.
He completed the MA in Creative Writing at Birkbeck in 2015 and is veteran of countless fiction classes and courses.
Anna is in love.
Or maybe not.
She's a free spirit: definitely happy.
Or is it more panicked?
In any case, she is living life to the full. Or maybe to the edge.
And having a glass of wine.
With a big birthday just around the corner, an important new project at work, and a boyfriend she suspects might be about to ask her a significant question, Anna should feel like she has it all together. But somehow, she just doesn't seem to be sure about, well, anything. So she gets out her phone and decides to download Kismet.
Will she embrace the life she has, or risk everything for the life she imagines?
With the warmth of David Nicholls and the off-kilter charisma of Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag, Kismet is a love story about imperfect people in a world obsessed with perfect matches.
'Sharp, witty and full of tension . . . [an] intelligent and highly readable novel . . . Bridget Jones for the Tinder age . . . There are echoes of David Nicholls in his ability to create a convincing female voice and how he keeps the reader guessing.' Irish Times
'[A] blinder . . . in this recognisable, yet terrifyingly mass-addicted world, everyone has either met their partner on Kismet or is looking for one there.' Daily Mail
'A brilliant critique of our age.' Mike Gayle, Metro
'[This] bright and funny novel asks sharp questions.' Stylist
Read more about Luke's debut novel Kismet here >>
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