BBC Radio 4 Interview For Author David Shannon

Author David Shannon appears on BBC Radio 4's flagship current affairs programme, Today

Author David Shannon has been interview on BBC Radio 4’s flagship current affairs programme, Today, after revealing that he kept his debut novel secret from his wife…Booker Prize-winning author Bernardine Evaristo OBE. 

David, 64, did not reveal to Bernardine – the first black woman and the first black British author to land the coveted literary award in 2019, with ‘Girl, Woman, Other’ – that he had finished HOWUL: A Life’s Journey, until it had been accepted by a leading literary agent. 

While he had sought his esteemed wife’s opinion during the satirical novel’s early stages, he secretly completed the book on his own in the upstairs study of the London home they share. 

David Shannon, Photo Credit_ Katie Vandyck
Author David Shannon, author of HOWUL: A Life’s Journey, which has just been published by Elsewhen Press.
David Shannon and Bernardine Evaristo OBE. Photo credit_ Paul Stuart
Author David Shannon has been interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme after revealing that he kept the completion of his debut novel, HOWUL, a secret from his wife, Booker Prize-winning author Bernardine Evaristo OBE. Photo credit: Paul Stuart. 

Today‘s interview with David and Bernardine, which you can view here, comes days after national coverage for the author on the Daily Mail Online, as well as in the print editions of the Daily Telegraph and Metro

In addition, our campaign for David and HOWUL generated media coverage in the likes of Reader’s Digest and The London Economic

Published today in print and eBook editions through Elsewhen Press, HOWUL is a provocative yet savagely funny absurdist satire set in a post-Apocalyptic future, and which is about the bad things people do to each other and what to do if they happen to you.r seen in modern times.

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