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Bath Spa students get book deals
Evie Wyld
Evie Wyld graduated from a creative arts course in 2002.

Three authors, who studied creative writing at Bath Spa University, are all having their first novels published.

The Wilderness is a debut novel for Samantha Harvey and is about Jake, a man in his sixties with Alzheimer's.

Evie Wyld's After the Fire, a Still Small Voice follows the fortunes of a young Australian returning home from the Vietnam War.

And Nik Jones based his comedy thriller, 9987, in Bath. He is a school English teacher in the North East.

Samantha Harvey's The Wilderness is published on 5 February.

It sees Jake battling with Alzheimer's and, as the disease takes hold, he can't remember whether his daughter is alive or dead and why his son is in prison.

Evie Wyld will see her book, After the Fire, a Still Small Voice, will be published in August 2009.

The young Australian at the centre of her book is struggling to adjust to life after war, and was partly inspired by the experiences of her own Australian uncle, who was conscripted to fight in Vietnam.

Nik Jones' first novel 9987 was initially rejected by about 20 publishers; then he won a talent competition run by a small publishing house in Newcastle.

Its title refers to the membership numbers of customers at a DVD rental shop, and for two years Nik worked in a very similar shop to fund his university studies.


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