Now what is the internet for if not self-promotion?* Today saw the official announcement of the Dundee International Book Prize featuring … me! (No big surprise, I mentioned ‘self-promotion’). Technically, it features my novel, Dog Mountain. Of course, it’s not only me. Twelve other writers have been plucked from about 350 entries. There follows a final list of three names, then a winner (there can be only one). The prize? Publication of your novel by Cargo Publishing and a whopping £10’000 in prize money.
Needless to say, I am thrilled, humbled, scared, excited, terrified, skeptical about my chances and above all impatient. I’ve never been one for the delayed gratification.
What do we want?
When do we want it?
Damn you! Quit stalling!
The full list can be found here. Good luck to everyone on the list, and a huge thanks to Cargo and the judges for including me.
If you need me I’ll be in the corner listening to the new Vampire Weekend album (WOW, it’s good) and trying not to think about anything.
*(I know, I know, dissolving borders, opening minds, equalising humanity, watching cats do stuff, porn)