Evie Wyld’s ALL THE BIRDS, SINGING wins the Barnes & Noble 2014 Discover Award for fiction
Wednesday 4th March 2015
The unstoppable Evie Wyld has won yet another award for the fantastic ALL THE BIRDS, SINGING – this time its Barnes & Noble’s 2014 Discover Award for fiction. The Discover Awards are presented annually in recognition of literary excellence. The six finalists for the Discover Awards were chosen from the 64 titles handpicked by our booksellers for the Discover Great New Writers program in 2014.
Here’s what the judges had to say:
ALL THE BIRDS, SINGING is a technical marvel and a supremely accomplished act of storytelling, a vessel masterfully shaped to hold its many beautiful and terrifying surprises. Evie Wyld has written a perfectly wrenching and exalting novel. — Chris Adrian
The sheer power of Evie Wyld’s writing pulls us into a world of shifting landscapes and time, where sheep die mysteriously and crows roost in trees like “unopened buds.” And through it all, we keep pace with protagonist Jake Whyte, whose past and present are opened for us, skillfully, beautifully, one petal at a time. — Anne Cherian
With haunting language and an unconventional story structure, Wyld creates an unforgettable heroine in Jake Whyte, a young sheep farmer whose past stalks her attempts at peace like a wolf in the night. Part psychological ghost story, part meditation on guilt and time, ALL THE BIRDS, SINGING is a spare, lyrical masterpiece. — Sheri Holman
Congratulations to Evie and to Bryce Andrews who won the non-fiction prize for BADLUCK WAY.
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