Well now! I have no idea how this came to be, but my novel The Last Days Of Jack Sparks has made the longlist of The Guardian's annual Not The Booker prize.
While the longlist has ninety-nine other books on it, I'm still very much amazed and delighted to find myself on there, alongside the incredible likes of Alan Moore, China Mieville and my Orbit Books stablemate Claire North!
The competition is stiff, to say the very least. I got ninety-nine problems, you might say. But the shortlist will be decided by a public vote that ends at midnight on August 14. And if I win, I get a Guardian mug, which would be nice. So if you feel strongly about Jack Sparks, please do commemorate the poor dead sod by voting for him here! And/or spread the word. Either of these actions will make me love you even more than I already do for reading this blog.
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