News Archive: January 2016

YWSP 2015 entries flood in

20th January, 2016

The Young Walter Scott Prize 2015 is now closed, and the judges are assessing a splendid range of stories and accounts sent in from writers aged 11 – 19 across the UK.  We’ve been delighted with the breadth of entries, with stories set in every timespan from ancient history to most recent times, and in… Read More »

The Walter Scott Prize 2015 closes and the judging begins!

20th January, 2016

The Christmas closing date has been and gone, and the Walter Scott Prize offices is be-boxed with books.  The Prize is now closed, and the readers and judges are assessing the wealth of historical fiction received this year, ready to announce a longlist in February.  Our two new judges, James Naughtie and Jackie Kay, certainly… Read More »