"The Hunger Games
crossed with The Handmaid's Tale.
is a subtly funny, lyrical and utterly subversive vision of an impossible future. As all the best visionaries do, Alderman shines a penetrating and yet merciful light on to our present and the so many cruelties in which we may be complicit."--A.L. Kennedy
"When we say that The Power
is profoundly disturbing and you may well want to argue with it as you read, we mean that in a good way."
--SFX, Five Stars
"Please, please, PLEASE read Naomi Alderman's The Power.
It'll crack your brain open in all the right ways. Such an important, timely book."
--Literary Death Match
"A page-turning thriller and timely exploration of gender roles, censorship and repressive political regimes, The Power
is a must-read for today's times."--Lauren Bufferd
"Alderman's storytelling is visceral and brave; you'll stay up all night reading after a thousand deals with the clock that you'll put it down after just a few more pages. Gleeful, intelligent, clever, and unflinching, The Power
is the kind of book to keep a person going."--Fiona Zublin
"Narratively complex, philosophically searching, and gorgeously rendered."--Lisa Shea
"Richly imagined, ambitious, and propulsively written."--Sophie Gilbert
, The Atlantic
"I was riveted by every page. Alderman's prose is immersive and, well, electric, and I felt a closed circuit humming between the book and me as I read."--Amal El-Mohtar
, New York Times Book Review
"Alderman's tilted dystopia is a smartly layered place of slippery slopes and moral ambiguities, a fitting folktale for strange times."--Leah Greenblatt
, Entertainment Weekly
About the Author
is the recipient of the 2017 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction for The Power.
She is also the author of The Liars' Gospel
which won the Orange Prize for New Writers, has been published in ten languages, and has been made into a film by Rachel Weisz. Alderman was selected for Granta's
once-a-decade list of Best of Young British Novelists and was chosen by Margaret Atwood as part of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. She is the cocreator and lead writer of the bestselling smartphone audio adventure app Zombies, Run! She contributes regularly to The Guardian and presents Science Stories on BBC Radio 4. She lives in London.