Edward Hogan, Creative Writing and English
Edward's first novel, Blackmoor, is set in a village near his home town of Derby and was shortlisted for the £60,000 Dylan Thomas Prize 2008 which recognises the work of young writers.
In May 2009, Blackmoor was shortlisted for The Desmond Elliott Prize, and in June he was announced as the winner of the £10,000 prize.
The Desmond Elliott Prize is a new prize for first novels. The judges look for a novel of depth and breadth with a compelling narrative. Books from all fiction genres were considered.
What the critics say
'In a shortlist of exceptional quality Blackmoor stands out. For a first novel it is both beautifully crafted and dazzlingly well-written. We are delighted that Edward Hogan has won the second Desmond Elliott Prize.' - Candida Lycett Green Chair of the Judges
'There's a subtle magic to Hogan's prose, and a passionate concern for the part of the world where this novel is based. This novel ... has confidence, mystery and an entrancing sense of itself.' - The Independent on Sunday