BOOK OF THE YEAR AT THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS 2018
Costa First Novel Book Award Winner 2017, Sunday Times bestseller and soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon
'Funny, touching and unpredictable' - Jojo Moyes
Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live... Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend.
Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything.
One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world that everyone else seems to take for granted - while searching for the courage to face the dark corners she's avoided all her life. Change can be good. Change can be bad. But surely any change is better than... fine?
An astonishing story that powerfully depicts the loneliness of life, and the simple power of a little kindness.
AUTHOR: Gail Honeyman's debut novel, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, won the Costa First Novel Award 2017. As a work in progress, it was shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize. Since publication, translation rights have sold to over thirty territories worldwide, Reese Witherspoon has optioned it for film and it was chosen as one of the Observer's Debuts of the Year for 2017. Gail was also awarded the Scottish Book Trust's Next Chapter Award in 2014, and has been longlisted for BBC Radio 4's Opening Lines and shortlisted for the Bridport Prize. Gail lives in Glasgow.