I’m so thrilled to let you know that my fourth novel, Unsettled Ground has been longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021. The announcement was made last night, and Unsettled Ground appears alongside 15 other novels. The shortlist will be announced on 28th April. Keep your fingers crossed for me.
You can find out more about the prize and the other longlisted books on the Women’s Prize website.
Unsettled Ground will be published in the UK on 25th March, and in the US and Canada on May 18. It can be pre-ordered from any independent or bricks and mortar bookshop, or if you’re interested in pre-ordering and attending one of my online events in the UK or the US, click here.
I’m so delighted to be able to let you know that Our Endless Numbered Days has been longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award 2017. This award, previously called the IMPAC Award, is presented annually for a novel written in English or translated into English.
Novels are nominated by libraries in major cities throughout the world, and this year 147 have been put forward for the longlist. Five judges have the task of reading and deciding which books should make it onto the shortlist of 10, announced next April. The winner, who receives €100,000 (awarded to the author if the book is written in English, or if in English translation, the author receives €75,000 and the translator, €25,000) is announced next June.
It is such a long longlist, with so many amazing titles, that I am just happy that Our Endless Numbered Days has made it this far.
Click here to see all 147 nominations. I’ve only read 12, so that’s a lot of books being added to my ‘to be read’ list. Let me know how many you’ve read.