News Archive: January 2017

Three new WSP judges are announced

23rd January, 2017

Three new judges for the £25,000 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction are announced today.  Writers and journalists Kate Figes and Katharine Grant, and art historian James Holloway, join Elizabeth Buccleuch, Elizabeth Laird, James Naughtie, and Chair, Alistair Moffat, on the judging panel for the 2017 Prize.  Find out all about our new Judges here!… Read More »

The Walter Scott Prize reaches Australia

19th January, 2017

The Walter Scott Prize’s patron, the Duke of Buccleuch, was recently in Sydney and was delighted to meet up with Academy member Jemma Birrell.  Jemma was one of the first recruits to the newly-formed Walter Scott Prize Academy, and showed Richard around Bondi Beach before talking books.  Jemma was until recently Artistic Director of Sydney… Read More »