Saturday, April 2, 2011

HT News

The shortlist for the second annual Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction has been announced. The inaugural winner was Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall.

The shortlisted titles are:

Andrea Levy's The Long Song (Headline Review)
Tom McCarthy's C (Jonathan Cape)
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet (Sceptre)
Ghostlight by Joseph O' Connor (Harvill Secker)
Heartstone by C J Sansom (Mantle)
To Kill a Tsar by Andrew Williams (John Murray).

Have you read any of these? Did you think they were prize worthy?


  1. I haven't read any of these yet!

    A Bookish Affair

  2. I haven't read any either but I'm excited to see the list! Maybe it'll help me get out of my spate of bad reading luck.