Colm Tóibín and James Robertson longlisted for Walter Scott Prize 2022
Colm Tóibín and James Robertson have been longlisted for the 2022 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, which celebrates outstanding historical novels published in the UK, Ireland and the Commonwealth. Thirteen novels are in contention for the £25,000 prize, with settings spanning from the 8th century BC up to the 1960s, and from all four nations of the United Kingdom to Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Austria, the West Indies and the Punjab.
Colm Tóibín is longlisted for his latest novel, The Magician (Viking), a fictionalised biography exploring the life and times of Thomas Mann, an exiled German Nobel winner; and James Robertson for News of the Dead (Hamish Hamilton), a novel revolving around a legend of a miracle-performing hermit and set in the rugged mountains of Scotland in three different time periods.
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