09 January 2014
AWP staff nurse wins Costa First Novel award
Nathan Filer's debut novel about mental illness, death and
grief - The Shock of the Fall - has won the 2013 Costa First Novel
Nathan's book was named as one of five category winners for the
Costa Book Awards on Monday 6 January and will now compete for the
overall Book of the Year prize which will be announced at an awards
ceremony in London later this month.
The judges said: "It's hard to believe this is a first novel -
it's so good it will make you feel a better person."
The book was published last year by Harper Collins following an
eleven-way bidding auction, and is now due to be published in 12
Nathan says: "I'm delighted and feel very fortunate. What I want
most is to share this story with people, and this prize will help
that to happen."
Well done Nathan and good luck for the big prize!
To read a previous article about Nathan's book
click here. For more information on Nathan's creative work,
visit his website.