4 February 2017
Department lecturer Deborah Andrews debut novel is celebrated.

‘It feels like an authentic – and suitably daft – evocation of that lost era of Blairite optimism and post-rave partying […] vivid and convincing. It’s got heart.’ The Guardian

Walking the lights follows the life of a young women, Maddie, who has had a difficult past and equally difficult present. The novel evokes 90s Britain and those living on the margins, whilst others prosper. Can Maddie confront the past and find a way of living in the present?

Deborah’s novel has just been selected as one of 12 'brilliant new books from the North' to be part of the Read Regional campaign 2017. Read Regional is run by New Writing North in partnership with 23 library authorities: http://newwritingnorth.com/projects/read-regional/ 

The novel also finished Runner-up in the Guardian's Not the Booker Prize in Oct. 2016.

Read The Guardian review here

To order the book and find out more clcik here