Nicola Barker’s work includes Love Your Enemies (David Higham Prize for Fiction, joint winner of the Macmillan Silver Pen Award for Fiction), Reversed Forecast, Small Holdings, Heading Inland (1997 John Llewellyn Rhys/Mail on Sunday Prize), Five Miles From Outer Hope, Wide Open (winner of the 2000 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award), Behindlings, Clear (long-listed for the 2004 Man Booker prize) and Darkmans, shortlisted for the 2007 Man Booker Prize, the 2008 Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Award and winner of the Hawthornden Prize for 2008. She was named as one of the 20 Best Young British Novelists by Granta in 2005. The Yips was longlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2012. H(A)PPY won the Goldsmiths prize 2017 and was longlisted for the Women's Fiction Prize 2018 and shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize. It was also a Guardian, Telegraph and An Independent Book of the Year. Her most recent novel, I Am Sovereign, was described by Ali Smith as 'a masterpiece'. Her work has been translated into over a dozen languages.