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Wiz Wharton

Wiz Wharton was born in London of Chinese-European heritage. She is a prize-winning graduate of the National Film and Television school, where she studied screenwriting under the filmmakers Mike Leigh, Stephen Frears and Kenith Trodd. Her debut novel Ghost Girl, Banana - a dual narrative set in 1960s London and 1990s Hong Kong on the cusp of its handover to China - deals with issues of identity, belonging and familial secrets. Adaptation rights were optioned by Federation Stories - the UK arm of French super-indie Federation Stories - after a three-way auction, with Wharton on board as screenwriter and executive producer. 

In 2023, she was named by the Scottish Government Expo Fund as one of the 40 writers predicted to set the literary world alight.

A passionate advocate for more visibility for mental health issues, she has written for The Guardian and appeared on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour. 

She lives in the Scottish Highlands.

Twitter: @Chomsky1
Instagram: @wizwharton


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