Many congratulations to Emily Bullock whose debut novel, The Longest Fight, set in the gritty world of post-war London boxing, was published by Myriad Editions last month. The book has been getting great reviews – “With her debut novel Emily Bullock shares something special” says Tina Koenig at The Skinny, “I was knocked out by the depth of the emotional punches in this stunning début novel” says book blogger Pamreader, and Kevin Milsom at Ink Pantry says “This is an astonishing, wonderful, well-crafted novel and most highly recommended”.
Emily was discovered by literary agent Fran Barrie in the 4th Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology. Fran left the agency, Johnson & Alcock, and passed an early draft of The Longest Fight to agent Ed Wilson. He then sold the book to Myriad Editions. Ed says: “I was completely captivated. Emily is a complete dream to work with – she’s a hugely talented writer and has a bright future ahead of her.”
Emily has written a fascinating piece about her journey to becoming a writer for Bookanista.
We wish Emily every success with the book.
My Girl, Emily’s 2011 Bristol Short Story Prize winning story is available in our Volume 4 anthology.