Paperboy Makes The Shortlist

Reading & Writing

The Green Carnation longlist surprised me for containing two of my books – pushing my luck, surely? But I’m thrilled that Paperboy has made it through to the shortlist now. The other contenders are succinctly summed up on as follows;

‘God Says No for putting you into the mind set of someone I never thought I could understand and enraging you and making you laugh out loud, London Triptych for its characters (one of which might just be my favourite character of the year) and historical feel over the generations, Children of the Sun for being an importantly disturbing and shocking tale and Man’s World for its humour, emotion and more.’

Well, it was nice to make it this far. Personally, I think the prize should go to London Triptych, a strong debut novel. But I hope that Paperboy encourages would-be writers, and yes, I am writing a sequel, called Film Freak.

3 comments on “Paperboy Makes The Shortlist”

  1. Stephen Groves says:

    Hi Chris,
    Go Paperboy!


  2. J. Folgard says:

    Nice! I hope this gives confidence to the publisher regarding the sequel -oh, and that Bryant & May short story collection, and the graphic novel… Anyway, great news for this well-deserved success.

  3. I really enjoyed Paperboy and can’t wait for Film Freak. I have been reading your work since the first and really wish you all the best for Paperboy.

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