The Bedlam Stacks longlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2018
1st March, 2018
Congratulations Natasha Pulley! THE BEDLAM STACKS, set in the magical forests of South America in 1859, has been longlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2018!
Honouring the achievements of the founding father of the historical novel, the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the world. With a total value of over £30,000, it is unique for rewarding writing of exceptional quality which is set in the past.
Sponsored by Sir Walter Scott’s distant kinsmen the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch, the Prize celebrates quality, and innovation of writing in the English language, and is open to books published in the previous year in the UK, Ireland or the Commonwealth. Reflecting the subtitle ‘Sixty Years Since’ of Scott’s most famous work Waverley, the majority of the storyline must have taken place at least 60 years ago.
The shortlist will be announced in April 2018. For further information about the prize and the longlisted titles, take a look at Walter Scott Prize website.