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Debut novel ist Ian Weir ’s star is on the rise

Debut novel ist Ian Weir ’s star is on the rise

March 2010

Two weeks after Ian Weir’s first award nomination from the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, Daniel O’Thunder is in the limelight again as a finalist for the Annual First Novel Award.

The book will now compete against 5 other finalists, including Come, Thou Tortoise, by Jessica Grant; No Place Strange, by Diana Fitzgerald Bryden; The Golden Mean, by Annabel Lyon; Goya’s Dog, by Damian Tarnopolsky; and Diary of Interrupted Days, by Dragan Todorovic. The winner will be announced on April 27, 2010 in Toronto, and will receive a grand prize of $7,500. Each finalist will receive a $750 gift certificate redeemable at

Set in the 1850s in London, England, Daniel O’Thunder interweaves the voices of several narrators to tell the story of a troubled but charismatic prize-fighting evangelist who challenges none other than the Devil to a battle in the ring.

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