Local Author John Bragg Awarded 2019 Publisher’s Weekly Booklife Fiction Prize

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 8:00am

I am pleased and proud that Publishers Weekly has named student and colleague John Bragg’s latest publication Exit 8 a winner in the General Fiction category and a finalist for the Grand Prize. 

Adam Pelzman, author of Troike, Amy Einhorn Books, Putnam said, "John Bragg's Exit 8 is a poignant and beautifully written novel, a heart-wrenching story of one man's voiceless yet dignified battle against the advances of modern society. With captivating detail, sparse but pitch-perfect dialogue and a rich, evocative prose that's reminiscent of some of the great Southern writers, Bragg shows us the ache of human solitude and a tragically heroic commitment to a past that no longer exists.” 

Exit 8 is available at Owl & Turtle, Camden and Left Bank Books, Belfast. I hope you purchase the book, and congratulate John when you see him. 

Kathrin Seitz