"...Kira Jane Buxton’s Hollow Kingdom, has been sold to AMC for its first animated TV series."

Buzz Books 2019


The Adventure Continues...


“It's an adventure lit by strange myths, brand names, television and smartphone screens, a fable with teeth and claws about animals making new lives amongst the ruins of humanity... S.T. the irrepressible, cursing crow is my new favourite apocalyptic hero.”

- Helen Macdonald

New York Times bestselling author of

H Is for Hawk

"Kira Jane Buxton’s voice is fresh, like a newly dug grave, but so joyful and honest

you’ll laugh out loud, and then check to make sure you haven’t lost an eyeball."

- Jamie Ford

New York Times bestselling author of 

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

“Everything you're hearing about Kira Jane Buxton's Hollow Kingdom--that it's wildly original and inventive, funny and profane--is wonderfully true. But even better, this book is timely, smart, movingly written, and beautifully concluded.”

- Laurie Frankel

New York Times bestselling author of

This Is How It Always Is

“A plucky hero, a boisterous tale, startling prose, and eerie events combine for a thoroughly enjoyable account of the end of the world as we know it. The Secret Life Of Pets meets The Walking Dead.”

- Karen Joy Fowler

PEN/Faulkner Award-winning author of

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

"Hollow Kingdom offers a bird's-eye view of the apocalypse we all want and need... A dazzling, wholly original debut, revealing the great paradox of humanity’s fatal flaws and resilient spirit.”

- Mona Awad

author of 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl and Bunny

"Full of unforgettable humor, insight and beauty."

- Ruth Ozeki

nationally bestselling author of

A Tale for the Time Being

“A hilariously exuberant and heart bursting fable for our times.”

- Jennie Shortridge

bestselling author of Love Water Memory

"With humor and a style that brings to mind Tom Robbins and Karen Russell,

Buxton's debut is heartwarming and heart stopping, hilarious and tragic.”

- Amy Poeppel

author of Limelight and Small Admissions

“It turns you upside down and makes you realize that you

recognize the world from that vantage point.”

- Rahna Reiko Rizzuto

author of Shadow Child

"This book is a triumphant feat of imagination, and it had me believing that the

bonds we’ve formed with our pets might help them save us after all."

- Zoe Zolbrod

author of The Telling