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Benjamin Myers wins Walter Scott Prize 2018

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16 June 2018 Congratulations to Benjamin Myers who has been awarded the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, for his novel The Gallows Pole. Last year’s winner, Sebastian Barry, presented Benjamin Myers with the award, along with a cheque for £25,000 and a specially- commissioned glass panel trophy. Borders Book Festival, Harmony Garden, St. Mary’s… Read more »

Sebastian Barry Wins 2017 Walter Scott Prize

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Congratulations to Sebastian Barry who has won the eighth Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, for his epic American novel Days Without End. Sebastian Barry received his £25,000 cheque and a specially-commissioned glass trophy depicting the rolling landscape of Sir Walter Scott’s Border country, from the Prize sponsor the Duke of Buccleuch. Borders Book Festival,… Read more »

Borders Book Festival 2016

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The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction will be announced by its sponsor, Richard Buccleuch, at the Borders Book Festival on Saturday 18 June. The shortlisted authors for this year’s literary prize which includes a commissioned Lindean Mill Glass panel as well as £25,000 are Allan Massie, Simon Mawer, Lucy Treloar, Gavin McCrea, William Boyd… Read more »

John Spurling Wins 2015 Walter Scott Prize

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11 – 14 June 2015 John Spurling has won the sixth £25,000 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction for his novel set in imperial China, The Ten Thousand Things. The author was at the Brewin Dolphin Borders Book Festival in Melrose, Scotland to receive his prize from the Duke of Buccleuch. John Spurling was also… Read more »