To receive a book award is a valuable external validation - not only for the author's writing skills, but validation for the hard work and creativity of the team that brought it all together.

** Well, no awards for 2020, but I'll keep trying - I don't give up that easily!

Downhill has been submitted as a candidate for a number of awards -

The Best Indie Book Award 2019 (Mainstream Fiction)

The Portico Prize 2020 - for literature that "best evokes the spirit of the North of England"

The McKitterick Prize 2020 - for debut authors aged over 40