Costa Book Awards: The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley named debut novel of the year

A suspense novel which is at the forefront of a new wave of British Gothic fiction has won the Costa First Novel Award. The Loney was named the debut book of the year – one of five Costa Award category winners announced tonight – marking an extraordinary year for its author, Andrew Michael Hurley. The novel by Hurley, from Preston in Lancashire, was initially published as a limited edition hardback and ebook before it was picked up by a major publishing house and hailed as a “modern classic”. It is now available in translation and the film rights have been snapped up.

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