Pop a cork

I am delighted to share that The Shock of the Fall has been longlisted for the 2014 Desmond Elliott Prize. I’m on the list with:

The Letter Bearer by Robert Allison
Idiopathy by Sam Byers
Meeting the English by Kate Clanchy
Sedition by Katharine Grant
The Dynamite Room by Jason Hewitt
A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride
The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan
Marriage Material by Sathnam Sanghera
Ballistics by D. W. Wilson

The shortlist is announced on 26th May. Watch this space. Or better yet, read Idiopathy.