In London, the £30,000 Women’s Prize for Fiction goes to Susanna Clarke for her second novel, the fantasy ‘Piranesi.’
The Emirati writer’s fiction explores the rapid changes in her home country in recent decades, with factual research as a foundation.
Two titles on this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist are debuts. The winner of the 2021 edition is expected to be announced on May 7.
With six nationalities represented and the same number of debuts this year, the Women’s Prize for Fiction plans a July winner’s announcement.
The Nigerian-American author won the Orange Prize in 2007 and her novel ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ was voted best of the Women’s Prize’s 25 years.
Historical fiction novel Hamnet, about the son of William Shakespeare, by Maggie O’Farrell becomes the 25th winner of the UK Women’s Prize for Fiction.
Set in Lapland during Finland’s postwar recovery, Petra Rautiainen’s ‘Land of Snow and Ashes’ is getting quick rights-sale traction.
Today’s rights roundup draws on properties from Sweden, Cuba, Argentina, Spain, France, Italy, and Brazil, and covers a range of genres and interests.
James Patterson collaborator Mark Sullivan’s labor of love may turn out to be his most successful book yet in the run-up to Frankfurt.
Despite the fact that he says, ‘I don’t consider myself a historical novelist at all,’ Simon Mawer wins the £30,000 pound Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction.
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