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Simon Wroe Shortlisted for Costa First Novel

Conville & Walsh literary agency are delighted to announce that Simon Wroe has been shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award, for his debut novel Chop Chop.

image Two months behind on his rent, young graduate Monocle swallows his dreams and takes the only job he can find: the lowest-rung chef in a gastropub in Camden.

Here he finds himself surrounded by a group of deranged, criminal hoodlums (his co-workers) and at the mercy of an ingenious sadist (the head chef, Bob).

What follows is a furiously-paced, ribald, raucous and deeply touching tale of loyalty and revenge, dark appetites and fading dreams, and a young man finding his way in the world as he is plunged into the fat and the frying pan and everything else besides.

The Costa Book Awards (formerly known as the Whitbread Awards) honour some of the most outstanding books of the year written by authors based in the UK and Ireland. There are five categories - First Novel, Novel, Biography, Poetry and Children’s Book - with one of the five winners chosen as Book of the Year, announced at an awards ceremony in London every January. Last year’s overall winner was Nathan Filer for his first novel, The Shock of the Fall.

If you’d like to read the book, you can buy a copy online or in your local book shop.

19 Nov 2014