More exciting news for another of our 2016 shortlistees: Tom Watson’s debut novel, Metronome, will be published by Bloomsbury in spring 2022.
Bloomsbury’s publishing director, Emma Herdman, quoted in The Bookseller says: “Tom’s novel is one of the most atmospheric and visual books I’ve read in a long time. It’s speculative but deeply recognisable; beautifully written but with a plot that keeps you compulsively turning the pages. We are so delighted to welcome Tom to the Bloomsbury list and can’t wait to help readers discover his accomplished, unsettling debut.”
In the same article, Tom adds: “I couldn’t be more delighted to work with Emma and the team at Bloomsbury to publish Metronome. They’ve shown such enthusiasm and support, and I feel humbled to see Metronome at the same house as legends such as Madeline Miller, Ben Myers (shortlisted for the 2014 BSSP), and so many other heroes.”
Many congratulations to Tom. We hope Metronome finds many readers when it comes out in 2022.
Tom Watson was shortlisted for the 2016 Bristol Short Story Prize for his story, Magda. It is published in our Volume 9 anthology by Tangent Books: https://www.tangentbooks.co.uk/shop/bristol-short-story-prize-volume-9