News Archive: March 2017

2016 YWSP winners announced!

30th March, 2017

Our judges have finally reached a decision, and are delighted to announce the four winners of the Young Walter Scott Prize 2016! 11-15 Age Group Winner:  Demelza Mason for Smuggler’s Moon Runner-up:  Sophia Bassi for Dear Mother 16-19 Age Group Winner:  Alice Sargent for The Greatest Gift Runner-up:  Gregory Davison for Marching for the Dream The two category winners… Read More »

2017 shortlist announced!

28th March, 2017

The seven book shortlist is announced! It is: Jo Baker A Country Road, A Tree (Doubleday) Sebastian Barry Days Without End (Faber) Charlotte Hobson The Vanishing Futurist (Faber) Hannah Kent The Good People (Picador Australia) Francis Spufford Golden Hill (Faber) Graham Swift Mothering Sunday (Scribner) Rose Tremain The Gustav Sonata (Chatto & Windus) The Judges… Read More »

Spotlight on: new judge Katharine Grant

2nd March, 2017

Our third new WSP judge for 2017 is writer Katharine Grant.  We asked her how she would approach the judging, and she gave us some rather lovely answers. “History isn’t his-story: it’s our story, and our story is the heart of historical novels. Walter Scott understood this, and the prize so generously founded in his… Read More »

Spotlight on: new judge Kate Figes

2nd March, 2017

Writer and journalist Kate Figes joined the Walter Scott Prize judging panel earlier this year.  We asked her what she was looking forward to in becoming a WSP judge. Kate: I spend so much of my time reading non fiction for YOU magazine that it is going to be a joy to be steeped in… Read More »