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l Walter Scott Prize 2012: and the winner is… Sebastian Barry

Today was a bizarre sort of June day: torrential downpours, mud, and a drumroll of rain on the marquee roof to welcome the announcement of the 2012 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, founded through the generosity of the Duke … Continue reading

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Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction: Shortlist Announced

The shortlist for the £25,000 Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction was announced today by the Duke of Buccleuch, at the launch of the Borders Book Festival programme in Melrose.  With settings ranging from pre-revolutionary France to the Wild West … Continue reading

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