Recent Prizes at A.M. Heath
We are enormously proud to see so many A.M. Heath authors recognised by this year’s literary prizes. In literary fiction, Alice Jolly’s extraordinary MARY ANN SATE, IMBECILE has been longlisted for the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize and shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize. Also longlisted for the Ondaatje is Jamal Mahjoub, for his moving evocation of Khartoum in A LINE IN THE RIVER. Georgina Harding’s LAND OF THE LIVING, her meditation on loss and survival, made the longlist for the Rathbones Folio Prize. Cynan Jones has been longlisted for the Europese Literatuurprijs (Netherlands) for THE LONG DRY, a short work of fiction characterised by Cynan’s acute, detailed narrative style and his clarity of prose.
The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction included two A.M. Heath authors on its longlist: Elizabeth Lowry’s story-at-sea DARK WATER and THE WANDERERS, the second novel in Tim Pears’ West Country trilogy. FORGING ON, Catherine Robinson’s Yorkshire-set comedy of country life, has been longlisted for the inaugural Comedy Women in Print prize. In crime fiction, Steve Cavanagh’s tense, twisty THIRTEEN has been longlisted for Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award, the UK’s top award for the genre. THIRTEEN is also shortlisted for a CrimeFest eDunnit award. Samantha Hayes’ gripping psychological thriller THE REUNION is a finalist for a 2019 International Thriller Writers Award, while Mari Hannah has been nominated as Wordsmith of the Year by Diva Mag. David Mark’s gritty DEAD PRETTY has also been nominated as the best paperback original in the Barry Awards.
Last but very much not least, Kamila Shamsie’s elegant, electrifying HOME FIRE has continued to attract awards after winning the Women’s Prize for Fiction in 2018. Alongside winning the London Hellenic Prize, HOME FIRE has been shortlisted for the Costa Novel Awards, the Southbank Sky Arts Award for Literature, the Books Are My Bag Readers Award, the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature (India), Medici Book Club Prize (USA), the LiBeraturpreis (Germany) and the International Dublin Literary Award (Ireland). HOME FIRE was also longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Europese Literatuurprijs (Netherlands).
Huge congratulations to all our authors, and fingers (and everything else) crossed for those still waiting for the results!