I've just been told that The Ghostly Father has made it to the longlist for the Guardian 2014 Not the Booker Prize award!
There's some pretty stiff competition out there, and I'll be very surprised if it gets any further. But all the same, I'd like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who nominated it, and to everyone who (I hope) will cast a vote for it before the deadline of midnight on Sunday 3 August.
All details (including how to vote) can be found here.
In the meantime, I'm off to pour myself a very large drink...