First Book Award: Nominee
Vote for Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman in the First Book Award.What's the First Book Award? What's this?
An award-winning debut full of character and quirkiness.
Gail Honeyman lives in Glasgow and always struggled to find the time to write because of her full-time job. While Gail was still working on her debut novel, it was shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, BBC Radio 4’s Opening Lines and the Bridport Prize, and was awarded the Scottish Book Trust’s Next Chapter Award in 2014. It has most recently been chosen as one of the Observer’s Debuts of the Year for 2017.
In Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Eleanor is a 30yearold woman who has her everyday life completely planed out. She wears the same clothes to her office job and eats the same lunch every day and buys frozen pizza and two bottles of vodka every weekend. Eleanor is fine, except sometimes she isn’t. One random act of kindness sees Eleanor facing the dark corners of her life while she learns how to socialise in today’s world.
Quirky, comical and heartbreaking in equal measure, Honeyman’s novel sees socially awkward Eleanor come to life. You will quickly warm to, and cheer for, kind and quirky Eleanor.