Forgive the boasting: my Luke’s book has a publishing date . It’s in the Penguin and Puffin online catalogue. It’s so exciting! It’s been a long time gestating!

The cover for the US edition is completely different. Interesting.

The Echo Chamber

Luke Williams

‘Original, brilliant, inconceivable. It gives a reader new ears’ Ali Smith

Five years ago we were sent the long opening section of a novel-in-progress by debut author Luke Williams, and were so struck by its originality and confidence that we signed it up on the spot. Half a decade later, the novel is finished and we are thrilled to be launching it in the spring. It’s like no other novel you will have read, as Ali Smith hints in her praise for it. Narrated by a woman called Evie with uncannily keen hearing (she could even hear in the womb) it is the story of a childhood in colonial Nigeria, of travels with a lover across America and of Evie’s present-day efforts to record her life and adventures before her powers of listening fade completely …

Luke Williams was born in 1977. He grew up in Fife, Scotland, and now divides his time between Edinburgh and London. The Echo Chamber is his first novel.