What is the half-life of a secret?
SHORTLISTED for the Rubery Book Award 2019
SHORTLISTED for the Impress Prize for New Writing
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"...a compelling story, well-told..." Rob Edwards, Investigative Journalist
"..a well-wrought and sharply intelligent book." Nicholas Royle, author of novel An English Guide to Birdwatching
"The central character is completely convincing: his emotional life and moral confusion are unpacked patiently and scrupulously as the full horror of his early experiences in the USSR are gradually revealed. The focus shifts between modern Scotland and eighties/nineties Ukraine to weave a narrative that begins slowly but gradually builds into a tense, riveting tale that examines personal morality against a backdrop of environmental politics." RUBERY BOOK AWARD 2019 JUDGES' PANEL
5***** "A heart-racing story of a man disconnected from his life, against the backdrop of nuclear tragedy" Amazon reviewer
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Praise for The Chernobyl Privileges
Andrew Crumey, Booker-longlisted author of Mr Mee
"This atmospheric novel introduces a powerful new voice in British fiction. I was gripped by Lockwood's tale which brings together the personal and political, the spectre of Chernobyl and the continuing controversy of Britain's nuclear deterrent. A haunting message for our uncertain times."
Nicholas Royle, Author of An English Guide to Birdwatching
"The Chernobyl Privileges is a compelling, well-wrought and sharply intelligent book. In haunting and thought-provoking ways, it draws the reader into a complex understanding of what connects the Chernobyl disaster in 1986 to the UK today and the future of Europe."
Thomas Hocknell, Author of The Life Assistance Agency
"A tight thriller for the modern age that entertains as easily as it provokes."
The Chernobyl Privileges
Released March 2019 (Roundfire Books)
What is the half-life of a secret? The Chernobyl Privileges is a searing psychological drama that depicts the traumatic experience of surviving disaster. Both heart-warming and tragic, it explores the consequences of decisions we are forced to make and that shape our lives.
The Pig in Thin Air
April 2016 (Lantern Books)
In exploring different modes of activism, Lockwood asks how animal advocacy and environmental activism can best join forces to tackle these interconnected crises in such a way that we might develop deeper, more authentic compassionate relationships with all other animals, including ourselves.
Writing for Animals (Chapter)
August 2018 (Ashland Creek Press)
Writers face many choices, from how to educate without being didactic to how to develop animals as characters for an audience that still views them as ingredients. In this book, writers will find myriad voices to assist them, from tips about craft to understanding the responsibility of writing about animals.