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15th February 2022 Costi Levy (2019, Philosophy and Spanish)

‘Evocative, ecstatic, and saturated with off-killed wit’. Keiran Goddard (2002, English) publishes Hourglass

Costi Levy (2019, Philosophy and Spanish) reports on the debut novel from Exeter alumnus Keiran Goddard (2002, English), Hourglass.

The second time you came, we went from bar to bar to bar. It made the city feel smaller. Like a map we were folding to the size of a stamp. We were good at that. We could have fit an entire universe inside a matchbox.

Hourglass by Exeter alumnus Keiran Goddard (2002, English) turns time upside down, combs the intimate wreckage of heartbreak for something universal, and asks what it means to lose what you love. Intimate, relatable, and funny, it is a revolutionary love story.

The book is Goddard’s debut novel, following the success of his two full-length poetry collections, For The Chorus (2016) and Votive (2019). His debut poetry collection was shortlisted for the Melita Hume Prize and he was the runner up in the William Blake Prize.

Hourglass will be published on 3 March by Little, Brown and is available for pre-order here.

book cover of hourglass by keiran goddard

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