Jane Harris shortlisted for Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction

Sugar Money by UEA graduate Jane Harris has been shortlisted 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 graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 1992 and the PhD in Creative and Critical Writing in 1995. Her 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. Sugar Money, her third novel, was published by Faber last year. Another UEA alumna, Natasha Pulley (MA 2012), was longlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for her novel The Bedlam Stacks(Bloomsbury) last year. The winner will be announced at the Borders Book Festival on 15th June.

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