Preston author Andrew pipped to Costa prize

An award-winning debut novelist from Preston just missed out on the top prize at the Costa Book Awards last night.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 28th January 2016, 12:45 pm
Updated Thursday, 28th January 2016, 1:52 pm
Andrew Hurley at Tuesday nights award
Andrew Hurley at Tuesday nights award

Best-selling horror writer Stephen King had praised Andrew Hurley’s debut, The Loney, calling it “an amazing piece of fiction”. But the glowing endorsement by one of the world’s best-selling authors was not enough to see it named 2015 Costa Book of the Year as the title went to Frances Hardinge’s The Lie Tree.

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Andrew Hurley at Tuesday nights award
Andrew Hurley at Tuesday nights award