News Archive: June 2016

The first prizewinners are announced!

22nd June, 2016

The Young Walter Scott Prize judges are delighted to announce the category winners of our first ever Prize: 11-15 age group: Winner: Joe Bradley for  A Very Unusual Childhood  Runner-up:  Iseabail Duncan for Whales Don’t Care 16-19 age group: Rosi Byard Jones for In A Time of Shadows  Runner-up:  Alexander Leggett for The Oak Tree. Joe and Rosi… Read More »

The winner of the 2016 Walter Scott Prize is announced!

18th June, 2016

Simon Mawer has won the 2016 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction for his novel Tightrope. The author received his award from the Duke of Buccleuch, at the Brewin Dolphin Borders Book Festival on Saturday 18th June.  You can watch the Prize Ceremony here. Tightrope follows Marian Sutro, who has survived Ravensbruck and is back… Read More »

Author Spotlight: Gavin McCrea

17th June, 2016

We asked Gavin McCrea some questions about his novel Mrs Engels. Here are his answers. What do you think about being shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction? Do you see yourself as a historical novelist? It is a thrill and an honour and to be shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize. Starting out as… Read More »

Author spotlight: Lucy Treloar

17th June, 2016

    We asked Lucy Treloar some questions about her novel Salt Creek and being shortlisted for the Prize. What do you think about being shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction? Do you see yourself as a historical novelist? I am delighted and grateful at being shortlisted for this wonderful prize. Some… Read More »

The YWSP is now open for entries!

17th June, 2016

The 2016 Prize has now opened for entries! Young writers with an interest in history are invited to submit entries to the YWSP, to win a £500 travel grant and publication of their story in a special YWSP anthology. Stories can be inspired by any aspect of the past – an actual historical event, place… Read More »