News Archive: May 2018

Our winners’ stories in full

24th May, 2018

We’re delighted to publish the full story by the winner of the 11-15 years category, Leonard Belderson.  You can read the winner of the older age group here. All nine winning stories will soon be available in printed form in our special free Anthology, which is available to anyone sending in a self addressed stamped envelope.… Read More »

Our winners’ stories in full

24th May, 2018

We’re delighted to present in full, the winner of the 16-19 years category, by Miranda Barrett.  You can read the winner of the younger category here. All nine winning stories will soon be available in printed form in our special free Anthology, which is available to anyone sending in a self addressed stamped envelope. We hope… Read More »

Shortlist Spotlight: Paul Lynch

24th May, 2018

Paul Lynch talks to us about his wonderful lyrical novel Grace. Q: 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 wonderful to find yourself on a prize shortlist. A lot of great novels pass by each year without attention… Read More »

YWSP winners announced!

23rd May, 2018

We’re delighted to announce the winners of the 2017 Young Walter Scott Prize! We received more than triple the number of entries for this prize, and so the judges – author Elizabeth Laird, literary agent Kathryn Ross and the director of The Young Walter Scott Prize, Alan Caig Wilson – decided that the quantity and… Read More »

Shortlist Spotlight: Patrick McGrath

21st May, 2018

It’s the turn of Patrick McGrath, whose ninth novel The Wardrobe Mistress is on our 2018 shortlist, to answer some questions. 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’m very honoured indeed to be shortlisted for the Walter Scott.… Read More »

Shortlist Spotlight: Benjamin Myers

16th May, 2018

The Gallows Pole by Benjamin Myers was a wonderful new discovery for the Walter Scott Prize judges.  Here, he answers some of our questions. 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’m surprised, delighted, humbled, and then surprised again.… Read More »

Shortlist Spotlight: Rachel Malik

14th May, 2018

Rachel Malik, author of the astonishingly accomplished debut novel Miss Boston and Miss Hargreaves, discusses her work in the third in our series of Q&As. 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 was thrilled when I found out.… Read More »

Shortlist Spotlight: Jane Harris

3rd May, 2018

Jane Harris, author of the wonderful Sugar Money, which is based on a little-known true story, answered some of our questions about her work for the second in our Shortlist Spotlight series. Q: What do you think about being shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction?  Do you see yourself as a historical novelist?… Read More »