When the sleepy English village of Green Bottom hosts its first literary festival, the good, the bad and the ugly of the book world descend upon its leafy lanes. But the villagers are not prepared for the peculiar habits, petty rivalries and unspeakable desires of the authors. And they are certainly not equipped to deal with Wilberforce Selfram, the ghoul-faced, ageing enfant terrible who wreaks havoc wherever he goes. Sour Grapes is a hilarious satire on the literary world which takes no prisoners as it skewers authors, agents, publishers and reviewers alike.
Dan Rhodes is the author of several novels and story collections including Anthropology: And a Hundred Other Stories (2000), Timoleon Vieta Come Home (2003) and When the Professor Got Stuck in the Snow (2014). He was named as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists in 2003, has won a number of literary prizes, including the E.M. Forster Award, and was named one of the Evening Standard's 'People Who Make London Swing' despite never actually living there.More About Dan Rhodes