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Tom Bullough selling books after award gaffe

When he was accidently announced as the winner for the Wales Book of the Year award earlier this month, only to be turned away halfway to the podium as the presenter realized he read his instructions incorrectly, Tom Bullough must have been more than a little miffed.

Turns out he may get the last laugh as his book, The Claude Glass, is now flying off the shelves.

Mr Bullough, who grew up on a Powys hill farm, broke off from his work at a sawmill yesterday to respond to news of increased interest in his writing.

He said: “The Book of the Year event was out-and-out the worst night of my life. But it happened, there’s nothing I can do about it; so if it got a few more people reading The Claude Glass then at least something positive has come out of the whole affair. The book was, after all, what this was supposed to be about in the first place.”

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