‘The Rest Just Follows’ by Glenn Patterson
‘The Rest Just Follows’ is the twelfth book by UEA alumnus Glenn Patterson and has recently been published by Faber and Faber. Glenn graduated from the Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) MA in 1986 and published his first novel Burning Your Own in 1988. This won a Betty Trask Award and the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. In 2006 he received an Arts Council Northern Ireland Major Individual Artist Award and published his first work of non-fiction, ‘Lapsed Protestant’. His previous novel, ‘The Mill for Grinding Old People Young’, was the 2012 Once City One Book choice for Belfast. He is the co-writer of Good Vibrations (BBC Films/The Works), an award-winning movie based on the life of Belfast punk impresario Terri Hooley. He lives in Belfast, where he teaches on the MA in Creative Writing at Queen’s University.