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Tom Crewe, Victoria MacKenzie and Zadie Smith longlisted for Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2024

Zadie Smith’s The Fraud (Hamish Hamilton), Tom Crewe’s The New Life (Chatto & Windus) and Victoria MacKenzie’s For Thy Great Pain, Have Mercy On My Little Pain (Bloomsbury) are among the books longlisted for the 2024 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction.

Honouring the achievements of the founding father of the historical novel, the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction is one of the UK’s most prestigious literary prizes. The winner receives £25,000 and shortlisted authors each receive £1,500. Since it was founded fifteen years ago by the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch, the Prize has awarded nearly £400,000 to writers and brought over 150 great novels to wider public attention.

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