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The Gallows Pole by Benjamin Myers wins the world's leading literary prize for historical fiction the WALTER SCOTT 2018

Benjamin Myers has won the £25k Walter Scott prize 2018 with his novel THE GALLOWS POLE. It is the world's leading literary prize for historical fiction. Previous winners include Hilary Mantel, Sebastian Barry and Robert Harris.

The judges who included BBC Newsnight presenter KIRSTY WARK and BBC TODAY presenter James Naughite, said THE GALLOWS POLE is 'A Roaring furnace of a novel. A big story about a small place. Benjamin Myers portrays a social upheavel which has a sharp contemporary echo.'

THE GALLOWS POLE -Shortlisted for the world's leading literary prize for historical fiction.

THE GALLOWS POLE by Benjamin Myers has been shortlisted for the world's leading literary prize for historical fiction, the £25K WALTER SCOTT Prize 2018. Congratulations to Ben. I would also like to thank Kate, Jake, Simon and Rowan at The Bookcase Hebden Bridge, Sarah at The Book Corner at The Piece Hall and Ian at Waterstones Leeds for brilliantly hand selling Ben's book to their customers. When Independent publishing and indy booksellers work together to get great stories out there, things start to happen, and it is and everyone at Bluemoose Towers is chuffed to bits.

THE GALLOWS POLE by Benjamin Myers has been longlisted for the Worlds Leading Literary Historical Fiction Prize

The Gallows Pole by Benjmain Myers has been longlisted for The WALTER SCOTT PRIZE, the worlds leading literary prize for historical fiction, 2018. Congratulations to Ben and his fellow longlistees.

http://www.walterscottprize.co.uk/the-2015-prize/

Review of EVERYWHERE IS SOMEWHERE in The Guardian

There is a wonderful review by Arif Akbar of Naseem Khan's memoir, EVERYWHERE IS SOMEWHERE in The Guardian today, Saturday 6th January. The book is essential reading for anybody who wants to know why diversity in the arts is essential and how Britain has benefited from poets, dancers, writers, musicians and writers being given the space and time to perform. We will always be in her debt.
 

 

The Gallows Pole by Benjamin Myers longlisted for literary prize sponsored by TLS

The Gallows Pole by Benjamin Myers has been longlisted for the Republic of Consciousness Prize sponsored by The Times Literary Supplement. The short list will be announced at Waterstones, Deansgate Manchester on the evening of 15th February 2018.

https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/republic-of-consciousness-priz...

 

The Sunday Times - Crime Book of The Month

We are all chuffed to bits that SO THE DOVES by Heidi James has been chosen as THE SUNDAY TIMES Crime Book of The Month.

Here's a few words from the review: 'SO THE DOVES is an unforgettable crime novel. James writes lyrical prose, combining a compelling plot with a portrait of a man forced to question the entire basis of his life.'

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