Thursday, November 7, 2013

Graham Joyce Wins British Fantasy Award

Don't worry, my month long immersion in independent and self published fiction will result in plenty of reviews but for now a quick post about a wonderful author of Fantasy; Graham Joyce. Here is the press release from Gollancz. I hope to read and review the book this Winter.




GRAHAM JOYCE
SOME KIND OF FAIRY TALE
WINS THE BRITISH FANTASY AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL
Graham Joyce received a standing ovation at the 1,000-strong awards ceremony of the World Fantasy Convention in Brighton on Sunday 2nd November 2013.  Picking up the Best Fantasy Novel Award for an unprecedented sixth time in his career, Joyce was earlier this year diagnosed with aggressive lymphoma cancer.  The event marked his first public appearance since his diagnosis.
Joyce won the Best Fantasy Novel Award for Some Kind Of Fairy Tale, a story in which a young girl thought to have been abducted from the woodlands of the East Midlands returns to her family after twenty years [Gollancz; Paperback £7.99; e-Book £4.99].
Six months ago Joyce had the experience of being revived by an emergency resuscitation team at the Leicester Royal Infirmary.  Joyce said, “Just being able to stand here today is a wonderful award, thanks to the doctors and nurses of the NHS.”
In 1989 Joyce quit his job as a youth worker and went to live and write in a beachside shack on the Greek island of Lesbos.  He sold his first novel after a year in Greece.  Since then he has written twenty novels and numerous short stories. His novels have attracted admirers including Isabel Allende, Iain Banks, A S Byatt and Stephen King.
Praise for Graham Joyce’s award-winning The Silent Land
‘An author in full control of his considerable talents’ THE TIMES

‘In every sense a chiller’ THE INDEPENDENT

‘Compelling’ METRO

‘This tour de force invites comparison to the work of Haruki Murakami and Ian McEwan. So perfectly rendered…both beautiful and devastating…a classic in the making.’ WASHINGTON POST
‘Stark, layered, ominous and yet appealing…luckily for the reader, in the end Joyce delivers relief along with satisfaction and wonder’ NEW YORK TIMES


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