DRY SEASON has been longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Which is nice.
I’m really very excited about the nominations the book has received since it was published – shortlisted for the Brit Writer’s Published Writer of the Year, short listed for the Author’s Club Best First Novel and now long listed for IMPAC – and althought I haven’t won any of them (yet) it’s great to know that the book has been well received. The long list for this particular literary award is, well, looooong. 147 books is quite a list and the odds aren’t great for a win but, y’know, being listed is fantastic.
In other news, I’m going to be running a workshop in Sunderland on Thursday 17th November. I’ll be looking at some of the many things which go into getting those all-important first pages of your novel into shape. I’ll do a bit of talking, you’ll do a bit of writing. If you fancy coming along, you’ll find more details right here.
- Room leads longlist for Impac Dublin award (guardian.co.uk)