Prize Listing for Highland Publisher

25 Apr 2013 in Highland, Writing

Prize Listing for Publisher Sandstone Press

‘Jammy Dodger’ by author Kevin Smith, published by Sandstone Press in August 2012, has been long listed for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2013 – a prize to recognize and support new writers of fiction.

The novel ‘Jammy Dodger’ is a rich and riotous coming-of-age tale set in 1980s Belfast, following the trajectory of would-be bohemian Artie Conville and his escapades as he tries to keep his subsidised arts magazine (a cushy number to escape the real world of 9 -5 jobs, mortgages and political violence) afloat.


Sandstone Press Managing Director Robert Davidson, commented:-

“We are absolutely delighted that Kevin Smith’s debut novel has received this recognition. Kevin is a remarkably gifted author whose first book has already entertained many readers and will entertain many more. Our thanks also go to the organisers of this prestigious competition which honours the name of the late Desmond Elliott.”

Author Kevin Smith is “over the moon” at news of his long listing. We’re just not sure if he means Earth’s, or another planet’s.

Source: Sandstone Press