It has been wonderful to see the great reception Catherine Chanter’s debut novel, The Well, has received since it was published by Canongate a couple of weeks ago. Sally Hughes calls it a “beautifully written fable for a modern age” at We Love This Book, and Chris Lynch at The Skinny says it is “superb: frighteningly assured”, while Alexandra Heminsley said it “completely consumed me” on BBC Radio 2’s Arts Show.
Catherine won 3rd prize in the very first Bristol Short Story prize back in 2008 with her spellbinding story, The Boy’s Guide to Winning: No. 1 – Hide and Seek. She went on to win the Yeovil Poetry Prize and the Lucy Cavendish Prize for Unpublished Fiction.
She is doing lots of events over the next few weeks in bookshops and libraries throughout the U.K. – full details are available on her website.
We wish Catherine great success with The Well and her future writing.