Debut novelist and bookseller Evie Wyld has won the 2009 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize with her novel After the Fire, a Still Small Voice.
The shortlist was:
Between the Assassinations by Aravind Adiga (Atlantic Books)
The Striped World by Emma Jones (Faber and Faber)
Six Months in Sudan by James Maskalyk (Canongate)
The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Fourth Estate)
Waste by Tristram Stuart (Allen Lane)
After the Fire, a Still Small Voice by Evie Wyld (Jonathan Cape)
Have you read it? Did you enjoy it? I haven't as yet but I confess to being very taken with that cover.