The Platinum Ticket by David Beynon

The Platinum Ticket by David Beynon
Shortlisted for The Terry Pratchett Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now First Novel Prize

Thursday, 31 March 2011


What a day.   And it has everything to do with this:

That's The Platinum Ticket - all printed out for editing.  That's the novel I was working on before Christmas, leading up to a New Years Eve deadline.

I am thrilled and honoured with a bit of news that arrived in the electronic in-box today.

Around lunch time I was informed that I have been selected among the shortlisted authors for the Terry Pratchett Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now First Novel Prize.  You can follow the link to see the press announcement.
The Terry Pratchett Prize

I was going to cook fish for dinner tonight, but something tells me we're dining out.


Stuart Immonen said...


Just having Terry Pratchett read one's work is pretty darn cool. Best of luck in the final turn, sir.

Great to see you-- we should make it a habit.

Dave Beynon said...

It's pretty unbelievable. I found out about the contest while researching early onset Alzheimer's disease in October and spent the next two months scrambling to finish the book. I'm still trying to get my head around the idea that Terry Pratchett is going to read my book (instead of the other way around).

It was fantastic to see you. I'll get in touch via e-mail and we'll make sure seeing each other becomes a habit.

Anonymous said...

I will be able to say "I knew him when we were kids!"
Best of luck - I'll be thinking of you on the 31st - but I won't be following up with part 2 so don't ask!