A God in Ruins has been longlisted for this year's Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. Thirteen books are in contention, with settings as diverse as ancient Rome, wartime Europe, and Japan, Canada and Australia in previous centuries.
Kate's no. 1 bestseller is up against books by the likes of William Boyd, Patrick Gale, Robert Harris and Anthony Quinn. A shortlist will be revealed later this month, with the winner announced at the Borders Book Festival on 18th June.