Nicholas Royle’s “First Novel” – which isn’t
I received a copy of Nicholas Royle’s new novel “First Novel”, which of course isn’t. It’s his seventh.
I mention this not just because you should be informed and therefore go out – immediately – to buy a copy, but also since it features my portrait of the author on the dust jacket back flap.
The Quietus think it good enough to write about… thequietus.com/articles/11181-nicholas-royle-first-novel-interview-q-and-a
Nicholas Royle not only writes wonderfully dark tales but runs Nightjar Press, a venture I much admire for doing many things well: excellent short stories; independent publishing; objects suitable for leaving as a surprise under your lover’s pillow and making things just because one can.
Of “First Novel” The Independent say “This is a novel that demands to be read more than once”. So you could say “I’m reading ‘First Novel’ for the second time”. If you wanted to.