Stork Mountain is an enormously charming, slyly brilliant debut novel from an internationally celebrated writer. It is a novel that will undoubtedly find a home in many readers' hearts.
In East of the West, Penkov writes with great empathy of centuries of tumult; his characters mourn the way things were and long for things that will never be. But even as they wrestle with the weight of history, with the debt to family, with the pangs of exile, the stories in East of the West are always light on their feet, animated by Penkov's unmatched eye for the absurd.
Extensive coverage on BBC Radio Four’s Front Row everyday for two weeks, with readings on BBC Radio 4 in the afternoon, and interviews with the authors the evening before on Front Row.
Special Prize winning ceremony, Free Word Centre, London, 2 Nov 2012. Broadcast live on BBC Radio 4.