author & coach
Eva Weaver Author
Besides being a coach, Eva is an author who often explores issues of belonging and history in her work.
Her first novel, The Puppet Boy of Warsaw ,was published by Orion and has been translated into thirteen languages.
Her second novel, The Eye of the Reindeer, was inspired by journeys to Scandinavia, encounters with the Sami people and her work as an art therapist over many years in mental health services in the UK.
The Eye of the Reindeer was published in November 2016 by Weidenfeld & Nicholson.
She currently works on her third novel, 'The Upholsterer's Game' and is getting her erotic poetry collection 'Firewolf & Gazelle' ready for publishing.
Eva has navigated the world of writing and publishing for many years and in 2011 was offered a two-book deal with Weidenfeld & Nicholson, a renowned UK publisher.
The Puppet Boy of Warsaw’ (2013), is a holocaust novel set in the Warsaw ghetto and in Siberia. It has been translated into thirteen languages, including Chinese, Finnish, Polish and Catalan was was rated with 4.2 out of 5 stars by over 3000 Goodreads readers.
Her second novel, ‘The Eye of the Reindeer’ is an epic historic novel set in Scandinavia about the Sami people.
Eva was born in Stuttgart, Germany, and has been living in the UK since 1995. She started out as an art psychotherapist in the area of adult mental health, working in the NHS and privately for ten years, after which she set up a practice for breathwork, shamanic counselling and creativity coaching.
Parallel to this, she studied at Westminster University (MA in Art and Media Practice) and at Queen Mary University of London ( MA in Performance ).
For ten years she created durational and site-specific solo-performances, touring nationally and internationally, including the National Review of Live Art, the biggest performance art platform in the UK.
Her work concerns issues of belonging, trauma, eros & the healing power of creative expression and ceremony.
You can learn more about her novel 'The Puppet Boy of Warsaw' HERE
This book is powerful. So much more than another holocaust book it chronicles lives both during and afterwards linked to the puppets.
It's wonderfully told and so well written.
A book about human tragedy but with moments of wonder and kindness.
Paul, Goodreads Reader
Praise for Eva's novels
Excellent historical fiction which focuses on the lives of the Sami people in the early 20th century, with important, feminist themes, including female "hysteria" and the trend of locking women in asylums, and sexuality, woven throughout.
Vicki Patis, Goodreads Reader
As someone with a self-confessed disinterest in many aspects of history,I was fairly sceptical about picking up a book on one of the most written about eras in history. However, within pages, any preconceptions surrounding this absolute gem of a book were quashed by its originality and heart-warming honesty.
Livvy Day, Goodreads reader