To my absolute delight, I've been shortlisted for the Best Fantasy Novel at the British Fantasy Awards this year.

It's a very strong group and I'll be astonished if I actually win, but I'm pleased as punch!

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)
The Bitter Twins, by Jen Williams (Headline)
Empire of Sand, by Tasha Suri (Orbit)
Foundryside, by Robert Jackson Bennett (Jo Fletcher Books)
The Green Manís Heir, by Juliet E McKenna (Wizardís Tower Press)
The Loosening Skin, by Aliya Whiteley (Unsung Stories)
Priest of Bones, by Peter McLean (Jo Fletcher Books)