I am still celebrating Speak Its Name being shortlisted for the Betty Trask Prize.
When I first heard the news, I got a glass of red wine for myself and a glass of Estrella Galicia for my brother.
When the news went public, a week later, we went out for dinner and I got a bottle of white Rioja. (This was a mistake. I’ve drunk and liked white Riojas in the past, but this one was disgustingly sweet. Perhaps the name – Diamante – should have been a clue.)
When I told my team at work I bought cake.
Now I’m celebrating with a giveaway at Goodreads. Wander over there if you’d like to be in with a shot at winning a copy of my book. Some people whose work I admire very much thought it was rather good…