Jenny Davidson had this to say about her nominee, Heather Lewis: "The American writer whose first novel blew my mind when I read it last year & who should be far, far better known and more widely read: Heather Lewis. The book is House Rules, and it's staggeringly dark; she wrote two other novels (one published posthumously after her suicide in 2002)."
More about Heather Lewis
+ Jenny Davidson's blog entry on House Rules and a second post about Lewis
+ Dale Peck article on Lewis
+ Alan Gurganus's "Terror, Eros and Animal: The Fiction of Heather Lewis" originally published in Lewis’s novel Notice
+ Hackwriters review of Notice