MRS ENGELS longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize

1st April 2016

Gavin McCrea’s debut novel, Mrs Engels, has been longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize, described by the Telegraph as the “most prestigious award for first-time novelists”.

The Prize is presented in the name of the late, acclaimed publisher and literary agent Desmond Elliott, who stipulated that his estate should be invested in a charitable trust that would fund a literary award “to enrich the careers of new writers”.

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

25th February 2016

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.

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Sunjeev Sahota longlisted for The Dylan Thomas Prize 2016

21st January 2016

Sunjeev Sahota has been selected as one of twelve authors who have made the longlist for International Dylan Thomas Award, for his second novel, the Man Booker-shortlisted The Year of the Runaways.

The prestigious prize is sponsored by Swansea University, and will be awarded to the best eligible published literary work in English, written by an author aged 39 or under. Judges for this year include Phyllida Lloyd CBE and Professor Owen Shears.

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THE CROSSING PLACES wins the Mary Higgins Clark Award

4th May 2011

Elly Griffiths has won the 2011 Mary Higgins Clark Award at the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Awards for her debut novel THE CROSSING PLACES.

This wonderful news follows Elly’s recent longlisting for the CWA Dagger in the Library Award in the UK.

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Elly Griffiths longlisted for a CWA Dagger Award

14th April 2011

Elly Griffiths is on the longlist for the Crime Writer’s Association Dagger in the Library Award. The list of 16 also features C.J. Sansom, Peter James and Susan Hill.

The CWA Dagger Awards celebrate the very best in crime and thriller writing, and are the longest established literary awards in the UK. These premier awards in crime fiction are recognised internationally as a mark of excellence.

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THE CROSSING PLACES nominated for the Mary Higgins Clark Award

2nd February 2011

Last week The Crossing Places was nominated for the Mary Higgins Clark Award at this year’s Mystery Writers of America Edgar Awards. This follows her shortlisting for the Theakston’s Old Peculiar Award in the UK in 2010.
Meanwhile, The House at Sea’s End, the much anticipated third title in Elly’s Ruth Galloway series, has been published this month by Quercus and is already following in the success of its predecessors.

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