Now in its third year, the Walter Scott Prize boasts its most stellar longlist from a genre bursting with vigour. Sponsored by the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch, it is now one of Britain’s premier literary awards. Hosted by Kirsty Wark, with readings by John Sessions from each of the shortlisted novels, the prize will be presented by the Scott Prize’s first ever winner, Hilary Mantel. Come and celebrate great writing with great writers.
The shortlisted novels are:
On Canaan's Side - Sebastian Barry
The Sisters Brothers - Patrick de Witt
Half Blood Blues - Esi Edugyan
The Stranger's Child - Alan Hollinghurst
Pure - Andrew Miller
The Quality of Mercy - Barry Unsworth
We can confirm that Andrew Miller, Sebastian Barry and Alan Hollinghurst will be joining us in Melrose. Look out for further confirmations to follow...