News Archive: April 2018

Shortlist Spotlight: Jennifer Egan

30th April, 2018

We asked Jennifer Egan, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Manhattan Beach, about how she feels to be shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize.  Read her delightful answers below! Q: 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 ecstatic about being… Read More »

The 2018 Shortlist is out!

17th April, 2018

The 2018 Walter Scott Prize shortlist is out!  The six books are: Manhattan Beach  Jennifer Egan (Corsair) Sugar Money  Jane Harris (Faber) Grace Paul Lynch (Oneworld) The Wardrobe Mistress Patrick McGrath (Hutchinson) Miss Boston and Miss Hargreaves  Rachel Malik (Fig Tree) The Gallows Pole  Benjamin Myers (Bluemoose Books) You can read all about the books here. The Judges said: “Every year… Read More »

Our readers – the unsung heroes

9th April, 2018

Do you ever wonder how the Walter Scott Prize chooses its longlists?  Every year we receive over one hundred entries for the Prize, and we also ‘call books in’ from publishers, based on recommendations from our judges who keep a beady eye on reviews and bookshops throughout the year. So who sifts through all the… Read More »