Tyler’s top choice again: UoG lecturer wins people’s choice award for Wales Book of the Year
16th July 2014
Creative Writing course leader Tyler Keevil has won the People’s Choice category of the 2014 Wales Book of the Year Awards for his acclaimed second novel, The Drive (Myriad). A fast-paced and hilarious contemporary odyssey, The Drive is an epic road novel, but it’s also a reflection on narrative and the act of story telling.
At the prize ceremony on July 10th, Jasper Rees said, ‘I was the first to tell the other judges they had to read The Drive. I haven’t been as excited about reading a new writer since I read DBC Pierre’s Vernon God Little.’
Myriad’s Senior Fiction Editor Vicky Blunden told Booktrade.info: ‘We are incredibly proud of Tyler and his extraordinary wild ride of a novel, The Drive. It is that rare and special blend of powerful storytelling, adventure, pure comedy and all the romance of lost love and life on the road – a true page-turner. Tyler is a literary star in the making, and he richly deserves the honour of this award.’