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Tan Twan Eng has been shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize

Tan Twan Eng’s The House of Doors has been shortlisted for The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction.

Honouring the achievements of the founding father of the historical novel, the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the world. With a total value of over £30,000, and now in its fifteenth year, it is unique for rewarding writing of exceptional quality which is set in the past.

The WSP judging panel is chaired by Katie Grant, and comprises James Holloway, Elizabeth Laird, James Naughtie, Kirsty Wark, and Saira Shah.