Patrick Gale, the critically-acclaimed author of books like A Perfectly Good Man and Notes from an Exhibition, told us why he thinks the work we do at Creative Future is so important.
‘Creative Future is doing crucial work. Imaginative writing – be it fiction or factual – grants reader and writer alike a precious space in which they can overcome whatever barriers life may have thrown in their way, from mental illness to disability to social exclusion. Unfortuantely, like all the creative industries, publishing all too often presents an unchallenging reflection of the unmarginalised. Awards like these can be the spotlights that direct the book business’s notoriously unadventurous attention away from the status quo.’
For more information about Patrick and his work, please visit his website: http://www.galewarning.org/