Two of our previous shortlistees have new novels out this spring.
Already published is Claire North‘s 84K (Orbit), which Emily St John Mandel has hailed as “an eerily plausible dystopian masterpiece”. Claire, the author of 18 novels at the age of just 32, was shortlisted for the 2017 award for her novel The End of the Day. You can read a review of her new novel in The Sunday Times 8July.
Published this week is Benjamin Wood‘s third novel, A Station on the Path to Somewhere Better (Scribner), about the equivocal ties between a father and son. Wood was shortlisted for the Young Writer award in 2016 for his novel The Ecliptic, and Sarah Waters has already extravagantly praised his new work: “Wood takes the passing, shabby details of mundane landscapes and makes them jitter and throb with yearning and menace. A Station on the Path to Somewhere Better is his best work yet a novel written from the gut, and with a correspondingly visceral power. A superbly unsettling account of trauma and cautious recovery.” You can read a review of Wood’s new book in the 15July issue of The Sunday Times.
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