We’re delighted to see the paperback publication of Soula Emmanuel‘s beautifully poignant and sharp debut novel Wild Geese, out with Footnote Press. Described as the ‘most exciting new voice in Irish writing’ by I-D Vice, Soula was shortlisted for the LAMBDA Literary Prize for Transgender Fiction 2024 and has received glowing reviews and press upon publication:

One of my favourite books so far this year 

— Shahed Ezaydi ― Stylist

Soula Emmanuel’s prose is breathtaking: searingly sharp, deliciously funny, profound. Wild Geese is a beautiful and devastating read. An extraordinary debut. I loved this deeply intelligent and emotionally powerful novel 

Danielle McLaughlin ― prizewinning author of DINOSAURS ON OTHER PLANETS and THE ART OF FALLING

Wild Geese is heartfelt, thought-provoking and beautifully crafted. Soula Emmanuel is a phenomenal talent

Laura Kay ― author of TELL ME EVERYTHING and THE SPLIT

 Wild Geese is an intimate and deeply affecting portrait. Destined to be a classic of migrant literature 

Carmel McMahon ― author of IN ORDINARY TIME

Brilliant, moving, witty, funny, incredibly intelligent and emotionally insightful… I laughed, I teared up, I lived that weekend with Phoebe and Grace. I loved it 

Ann-Marie MacDonald ― author of FAYNE

Wild Geese is sweet and moving without being sentimental, clear-eyed about the trans experience without being either lachrymose or didactically hopeful, and as entertaining as it is smart. It deserves all its success and more


Congratulations Soula, we’re so proud of your incredible work!

You can get your paperback copy here