Gavin McCrea and Jason Hewitt longlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction

25th February 2016|Literary Awards

Gavin McCrea’s Mrs Engels and Jason Hewitt’s Devastation Road are among the thirteen books selected for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction’s 2016 longlist.

The Chair of Judges, Alistair Moffat, said: “The thirteen books that make up our longlist are the most illuminating, entertaining, and sweeping of those submissions that fitted our rules on timespan. The judges and readers who collate the longlist had to make difficult decisions, and also had to ask pertinent questions about the nature of fiction that flows between the past and the present. What is the relationship between contemporary recollection and the reliability of memory? Where does history cease and myth begin?”

The shortlist will be announced in March, and the winner will be revealed at the Borders Book Festival on 18th June.

Related Books

Devastation Road

Devastation Road

Simon & Schuster, 2015
Mrs Engels

Mrs Engels

Scribe, 2015