“Other People’s Countries” by MSt tutor Patrick McGuiness is Wales Book of the Year, 2015

Other People’s Countries by MSt tutor Patrick McGuiness is the Wales Book of the Year for 2015.

Announcing the award, by Literature Wales and judged this year by Alex Clark, Tessa Hadley and Paul Henry,  Paul Henry said:

“The stylistic quality of this brilliant, lyrical memoir is best described through a simile from the book where a bracelet of water “doesn’t run over the stones but flexes like clear muscle over its riverbed.”  It’s a poet’s prose at its best – perfectly paced, effortless in its devices. Tender, humorous, moving and, in places, profound, Other People’s Countries reminds us how great writing approaches the essence of Memory.”

Read more about this at the Wales Book of the Year site.