Psychoraag, a novel by Dr Suhayl Saadi, a former general practitioner (GP) has just been short-listed for Britain's oldest literary award - The James Tait Black Award.
The short listed novels are:
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Psychoraag by Suhayl Saadi
GB84 by David Peace
Havoc in its Third Year by Ronan Bennett
The Afterglow by Anthony Cartwright
The competition winner will be announced in May.
Dr. Suhayl Saadi has also written a poem for the 500th anniversary of the Royal College of Surgeons in Scotland, drawing on experiences as a student.