Writing is the only thing I'm good at says the gardener who has
won an award for his first novel
Gardener!?? The legal career is mentioned a little further down the page (after handyman and decorator!), but of course it's not as exciting: doesn't everyone want to feel famous writers just appear out of nowhere?
Anyway, whooped for joy on the tube and supressed the desire to hug perfect strangers.
After so many long-listings and nominations and near misses, Tash Aw finally won a major literary prize, the Whitbread First Novel Award. And he's still in the running for the ultimate prize, the Whitbread Book of the Year which will be announced 24th January.
Warmest congratulations, Tash.