David Bellos longlisted for HWA awards

4th July 2017|Literary Awards

David Bellos’ The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventures of Les Miserables has been longlisted for the Historical Writers’ Association’s Non-Fiction Crown 2017 awards.

Packed full of information about the book’s background and design, The Novel of the Century brings to life the extraordinary story of how Victor Hugo managed to write his novel of the downtrodden despite a revolution, a coup d’état and political exile; how he pulled off the deal of the century to get it published, and set it on course to become the novel that epitomizes the grand sweep of history in the nineteenth century. Yet this biography of a masterpiece also shows how and why the moral and social message of the novel remains full of meaning for our time.

The shortlist for the award will be announced on 13th July 2017, and the winners will be presented with their awards in November.