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James Meek & Isabella Hammad Shortlisted for 2020 Walter Scott Prize

Among those shortlisted for this year's Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction are Isabella Hammad's The Parisian, a sweeping love story that spans Palestine, France and Egypt in the first half of the 20th century, and James Meek's To Calais, in Ordinary Time, a novel set in the fourteenth century about home, belonging, love and courage.

Meek and Hammad are among the six shortlisted authors who will receive £1,500 each before the overall winner is awarded £25,000 funded by the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch. Owing to the Covid-19 outbreak, the festival has been postponed and the mode of announcement of 2020's winner is currently being reviewed.  

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