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Bea Setton

Bea completed her Ink Academy course in 2016, with tutor Philip Connor She was subsequently signed by literary agent Charlotte Seymour, and received a two-book publishing deal with Doubleday. Her first published novel is Berlin, published in the UK and US, and her second novel will be published in 2024.


When Daphne Ferber arrives in Berlin for a fresh start in a thrilling new city, the last thing she expects is to run into more drama than she left behind.

Of course, she knew she’d need to do the usual: make friends, acquire lovers, grapple with German and a whole new way of life. She even expected the long nights gorging alone on family-sized jars of Nutella, and the pitfalls of online dating in another language. The paranoia, the second-guessing of her every choice, the covert behaviours? Probably come with the territory.

But one night, something strange, dangerous and entirely unexpected intervenes, and life in bohemian Kreuzberg suddenly doesn’t seem so cool.

Just how much trouble is Daphne in, and who – or what – is out to get her?

Channelling the modern female experience with razor-sharp observation and witty flair, Berlin announces Bea Setton as an electrifying literary voice for her generation.

‘Scintillating . . . wonderfully funny’ – Financial Times

‘Terrific . . . [an] unsettling and compelling read’ – Observer

Bea Setton was born in Paris to Franco-British parents and has lived in the US, Colombia, Belgium, Germany, and the UK. Currently residing in London, Setton holds an MPhil in Philosophy and Theology from Cambridge University and gives her time mentoring for Black Girl Writers. She has written for The Irish Times, Female First, Culturefly and Bookanist. She has just completed her second novel, which will be published in 2024.

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