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See the full list of Society of Authors’ 2019 nominations here.
It's a great pleasure to be joining Sarah Churchwell, Blake Morrison, Kit de Waal and Sunday Times literary editor Andrew Holgate on the judging panel for this year's award. The longlist will be announced in June, the shortlist in July and the winner in September.
I'm delighted West has been shortlisted for this year's award. See the full list of nine English language and nine Welsh language books here:
For aspiring writers and book lovers alike, May 19th is a day of talks at the British Library on the art of the novel. A. L. Kennedy will host, with guests including Kate Clanchy, Owen Sheers, Louise Doughty, Chloe Aridjis, Francesca Beard, Joe Dunthorne and many others, including shortlisted writers of this year’s Rathbones Folio Prize.
Click here for the shortlist.
Paperback editions of West will be out in the UK and US in early April.
Applications are open for The Word Factory's 2019-2020 Apprenticeship scheme. I'll be joining Lisa Blower, Chris Power and Leone Ross to mentor four emerging short story writers. How you apply depends on where you live, so check the Word Factory website here for details. Deadline February 7th.
Cynan Jones and I will be teaching this week-long course together in Devon Nov 25th-30th with Tessa Hadley as our visiting writer. You can book here.