Danielle Wrobel

Danielle Wrobel is based in London. After studying Chinese at university, she has gone on to work as a bookseller, auction clerk and translator. She received a Distinction in her MA Creative Writing at Bath Spa University and was shortlisted for the 2016 Bridport Short Story Prize.

Sickle Way is a fantasy novel containing dual narratives, dealing with loss and the power of place. Rose returns home a year after the death of her mother, Louise. Louise was a troubled, distant woman, who spent her final months obsessing over the Sickle Way, an ancient path. Hoping to understand her mother better, Rose probes into her death and finds that the circumstances around it are stranger than she imagined. The second strand spans thousands of years, beginning with the building of the Sickle Way. This act is witnessed by the spirit of the place, who goes on to shape the history of this path. As the two narrative threads weave together, Rose faces not only her own grief but the danger of falling prey to the same fate as her mother.