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Carys Bray on being a first-time novelist

Carys Bray talks about the process of getting her debut novel, A Song for Issy Bradley, published, the reaction of readers to her characters, and her advice for first time authors.

Carys Bray’s incredibly moving novel, A Song for Issy Bradley, won the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award 2015 and was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and the Desmond Elliott Prize. The book has also featured as one of Richard and Judy’s Summer Reads.

Carys Bray on being a first-time author

Issy Bradley

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