27/03/2015

Adam Foulds shortlisted for Walter Scott Prize

In the Wolf’s Mouth by UEA alumnus Adam Foulds is one of seven novels shortlisted for this year’s Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, which is worth £30,000 to the winner. Adam (pictured) graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Poetry) in 2000 and published his first novel, The Truth About These Strange Times, in 2007, winning a Betty Trask Award and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award.  His verse novella, The Broken Word (2008) won the Costa Poetry Award, the Jerwood Aldeburgh Prize and a Somerset Maugham Award, and his next novel, The Quickening Maze, was shortlisted for the inaugural Walter Scott Prize and the 2009 Man Booker Prize.  It was the winner of the Encore Award, the South Bank Show literature prize and the European Union Prize for Literature.  In 2013 he was included in Granta magazine’s list of the twenty best young British novelists under the age of forty and in 2014 he was named by the Poetry Book Society as being among the best 20 emerging poets from the UK and Ireland.  In The Wolf’s Mouth was published by Vintage last year. The winner of the Walter Scott Prize will be announced at the Borders Book Festival on 13th June.

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