Congratulations to Patrick McGuinness, who finds his debut novel The Last Hundred Days on the shortlist for the Authors Club Best First Novel Award. The shortlist was announced on the eve of the London Book Fair 2012. The winner will be announced in May and will be judged by D J Taylor.
The other shortlisted authors include Alice Albinia, Kevin Barry, Clare Morgan and Padrika Tarrant.
Patrick has enjoyed some great success with his debut novel, long-listed for the Man Booker Prize 2011 and shortlisted for the 2011 Costa First Novel Award.