A BOOK written by the man who organises Huddersfield’s Literature Festival has won an award.
King Crow, by Michael Stewart, has scooped the Guardian’s Not The Booker Prize award for 2011.
Stewart is a lecturer at the University of Huddersfield and published King Crow, his first novel, in January.
He is also an accomplished playwright and has had work premiered on Radio 4 this year.
He organised the sixth Huddersfield Literature Festival, in March, which featured an impressive line-up, including Marsden’s Simon Armitage and Dewsbury’s David Peace.
King Crow was more than two years in the making.
It tells the story of 16-year-old Cooper, and the book’s opening line: ‘When I look at people I wonder what sort of bird they are?’ really sets the scene for what unfolds.
It was described in an Examiner review as: “An offbeat and fascinating take on the eternal triangle”.