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2024 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction Longlist
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2024 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction Longlist

Honoring 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. Here is the longlist for 2024!

The New Life

A Novel

By: Tom Crewe
Narrated by: Freddie Fox
Length: 13 hours 33 minutes

Winner of the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction, the Prix du Premier Roman Étranger, the Sunday Times Young Writer Award, the Betty Trask Prize, and the South Bank Sky Arts Award for Literature • Named a Best Book of the Year by The New Yorker, Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, and The Times (London) • The Sunday Times (London) Novel of the Year... Read more

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Hungry Ghosts

A Novel

By: Kevin Jared Hosein
Narrated by: Don Warrington
Length: 12 hours 38 minutes

LONGLISTED FOR THE SWANSEA UNIVERSITY DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE WINNER OF THE WALTER SCOTT PRIZE FOR HISTORICAL FICTION “This is a deeply impressive book, and I think an important one. Its intensity, its narrative attack, the fascinations of its era and setting, make it impossible to tear the attention away. Energy and inventiveness distinguish every... Read more

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My Father's House

Rome Escape Line: Book #1

By: Joseph O'Connor
Narrated by: Barry Barnes, Stephen Hogan, Barnaby Edwards, Laurence Bouvard, Aoife Duffin, Gertrude Toma, David John, Roberto Davide & Thomas Hill
Length: 11 hours 17 minutes

September 1943: German forces occupy Rome. Gestapo boss Obersturmbannführer Paul Hauptmann rules with terror. Hunger is widespread. Rumors fester. The war’s outcome is far from certain. Diplomats, refugees, and escaped Allied prisoners flee for protection into Vatican City; at one fifth of a square mile, it's the world’s smallest state, a... Read more

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The Fraud

A Novel

By: Zadie Smith
Narrated by: Zadie Smith
Length: 12 hours 24 minutes

“I am in awe of Smith's talent. This book will make you laugh, shock you, get your ire up, and inform you. Mrs. Touchet, whose voice is unique and unforgettable, is merely one of the complex characters Smith brings to life in this book. Zadie Smith is also incredible at narration! This audio book is the whole package. Read more

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In the Upper Country

A Novel

By: Kai Thomas
Narrated by: Milton Barnes, Tymika Tafari & Wesley French
Length: 9 hours 46 minutes

*NATIONAL BESTSELLER*
*WINNER OF THE 2023 WRITER'S TRUST ATWOOD GIBSON PRIZE*

SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOVERNER GENERAL'S AWARD FOR FICTION
SHORTLISTED FOR THE AMAZON CANADA FIRST NOVEL AWARD
SHORTLISTED FOR THE KOBO EMERGING WRITER PRIZE
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2024 WALTER SCOTT HISTORICAL FICTION AWARD

The fates of two unforgettable women—one just beginning a...
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