People’s Book Prize

A Man of Understanding was the Runner Up in the People’s Book Prize 2023, Fiction Category. Tell us a little about that, what has that meant to you?

It was a great achievement. Frederick Forsyth is the Patron Emeritus of the Prize and the the late Dame Beryl Bainbridge was the Founding Patron of the People’s Book Prize. She is quoted as having said of the Prize, ‘I look forward to the time when we mention this particular prize as the greatest’. For the people to decide which book they think should win makes the Prize very special. After all, it is for the people that we write.