Jane Harris and Natasha Pulley longlisted for Walter Scott Prize
Two UEA alumni have been longlisted for this year’s Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, which is worth £25,000 to the winner and £1,000 to each shortlisted author. Jane Harris graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 1992 and the PhD in Creative and Critical Writing in 1995 and is nominated for Sugar Money, published by Faber last year. Jane’s first novel The Observations was published in 2006 and nominated for numerous prizes, including the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction and the Saltire Society First Book of the Year Award. Her second novel Gillespie & I was published in 2011 and longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction. Natasha Pulley graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2012 and is nominated for The Bedlam Stacks, published by Bloomsbury last year. Her first novel The Watchmaker of Filigree Street was published in 2015 and received a Betty Trask Award and was shortlisted for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award. The shortlist for the Walter Scott Prize will be announced in April and the winner announced at the Borders Book Festival on 15th June.