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The author of A Song for Issy Bradley, Carys Bray, talks about the process of getting her novel published, the reaction of readers to her characters and her advice for first time authors
WINNER OF THE AUTHORS' CLUB BEST FIRST NOVEL AWARD 2015SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD 2015 AND THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE 2015
Meet the Bradleys.
In lots of ways, they’re a normal family:Zippy is sixteen and in love for the first time; Al is thirteen and dreams of playing for Liverpool.
And in some ways, they’re a bit different:Seven-year-old Jacob believes in miracles. So does his dad.
But these days their mum doesn’t believe in anything, not even getting out of bed.
How does life go on, now that Issy is gone?
Carys Bray was awarded the Scott Prize for her debut short-story collection, Sweet Home. Her first novel, A Song for Issy Bradley, was chosen for Radio 4’s Book at Bedtime and was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and winner of the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award 2015. She lives in Southport with her husband and four children.
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