08/04/2012

Andrew Miller shortlisted for South Bank Award and Walter Scott Prize

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Andrew Miller shortlisted for South Bank Award and Walter Scott Prize UEA alumnus Andrew Miller has been shortlisted for both the South Bank Sky Arts Literature Award and the £25,000 Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction for his novel ‘Pure’, which is published by Sceptre. ‘Pure’ won the Costa Book Award, worth £30,000, earlier this year. Andrew (pictured) graduated from the Prose Fiction MA in 1990 and published his first novel, ‘Ingenious Pain’, in 1997. This won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction, the Italian Grinzane Cavour Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. His third novel, ‘Oxygen’, was shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel Award and the Booker Prize in 2001. ‘Pure’ is his sixth novel. The South Bank awards ceremony will be held at The Dorchester Hotel in London on 1st May, and the winner of the Walter Scott prize will be announced on 16th June at the Borders Book Festival.

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