Wednesday, February 03, 2010

New Literary Prize Honors Historical Fiction

A new prize will honor the memory and literary passion of Sir Walter Scott with a significant prize:
He is seen as the father of the historical novel, so it’s perhaps only fitting that a new literary prize honouring the genre is to be launched in the name of Sir Walter Scott.

The £25,000 award is being set up by the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch, whose ancestors were closely linked to Scott. They hope the award will help to “properly honour” the author’s “immense achievements”, and “place as one of the world’s most influential novelists”.
The prize will be presented in June. The Guardian offers up full details here.



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