Gavin McCrea shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction

24th March 2016

Gavin McCrea’s Mrs Engels has been shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, the largest annual fiction prize to be judged outside London. It honours the legacy and achievements of Sir Walter Scott, founder of the historical novel genre.

The judges said of Mrs Engels: “Unusual in its focus, and broad in its reach, Mrs Engels does that thing that good historical novels should do: it allows you to see a piece of the past that you have never seen before, and open your eyes to a story that has not yet been told.”

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Sunjeev Sahota shortlisted for the International Dylan Thomas Prize 2016

22nd March 2016

Sunjeev Sahota’s Man Booker-shortlisted The Year of the Runaways has made it onto the shortlist for the International Dylan Thomas prize 2016.

The prize, named after the Welsh poet who died in 1953 aged 39, is awarded for the best work of English-language fiction by an author aged 39 or under. Author Sarah Hall said that the books on the shortlist “have perhaps only one thing in common - literary ambition and the breathtakingly successful execution of their visions”.

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DO IT LIKE A WOMAN voted Book of the Year by BookLife

16th March 2016

Caroline Criado-Perez’s book Do It Like A Woman has been voted Book of the Year by BookLife, a Nudge reading group.

Do It Like A Woman sheds light on the unrecognised stories of amazing women, who have been hidden from view by a public culture dominated by men. The book draws attention to the sportswomen, activists, game-changers, leaders and even the beer-drinkers who are re-defining what woman can do in the 21st century.

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