BENJAMIN JOHNCOCK WINS THE 2016 AUTHORS’ CLUB BEST FIRST NOVEL AWARD
Congratulations to Benjamin Johncock whose critically acclaimed novel of the space race, The Last Pilot, has won The Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award. Anthony Quinn, who presented the award, commended the novel for ‘its disciplined craftsmanship, its immersion in an historical era, and its profound engagement with human loss.’ Umi Sinha’s epic of love, loss and homeland, Belonging, was also shortlisted for the award. Jonathan Kemp won the award with London Triptych in 2010.
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