Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction Shortlist
Kate’s bestselling novel was selected alongside The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton, Harvest by Jim Crace, Fair Helen by Andrew Greig, An Officer And A Spy by Robert Harris and The Promise by Ann Weisgarber, in what judges described as “the toughest choice, from the strongest longlist, in the prize’s five year history”.
The Walter Scott Prize, founded in 2009 by the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch, is the largest annual fiction prize to be judged outside London.
The shortlisted books are:
- Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
- The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
- Harvest by Jim Crace
- Fair Helen by Andrew Greig
- An Officer And A Spy by Robert Harris
- The Promise by Ann Weisgarber
The winner will be announced on 13 June at the Brewin Dolphin Borders Book Festival.
News source: BBC website
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