The Walter Scott Prize

Now in its ninth year and one of Britain’s major literary prizes, it honours Walter Scott, the founder and still the moving spirit behind historical fiction. Sponsored by the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch, past winners of the £25,000 prize include Robert Harris, Hilary Mantel, Tan Twan Eng and Sebastian Barry…

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Natasha Solomons

The acclaimed author of The Gallery of Vanished Husbands and Mr Rosenblum’s List has written a new novel. House of Gold is set on the eve of the First World War and tells the tale of the Goldbaums, confidantes of bankers and emperors. The influence of the House of Goldbaum reaches right across Europe but, as war looms…

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Paula McLain

Considered the new rising star of historical fiction, the American author of The Paris Wife has written a beautiful and deeply engrossing new novel. Martha Gellhorn was one of the greatest war correspondents of the 20th century, a fiercely independent, ambitious young woman…

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Allan Massie

The Ragged Lion is a work of brilliance by one of Scotland’s very greatest novelists. Voted one of the ten best-ever works of historical fiction, this is an apparently fictional memoir by Walter Scott, discovered in the library of an Italian countess…

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The Walter Scott Prize

Now in its 8th year, this distinctive prize honours the legacy of Walter Scott, the founding father of historical fiction. Sponsored by the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch, past winners of the £25,000 prize have included Robert Harris, Hilary Mantel, Tan Twan Eng and Sebastian Barry…

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