MURMUR and IN EXTREMIS shortlisted for the James Tait Black Fiction Prize

Posted on 05/04/2019

We are delighted that MURMUR (CB Editions) by Will Eaves and  IN EXTREMIS: THE LIFE OF WAR CORRESPONDENT MARIE COLVIN (Chatto and Windus) by Lindsey Hilsum have been shortlisted for the James Tait Black Fiction Prize.

This is a historic shortlist as the prize celebrates its centenary this year, making it the longest-running literary prize in Britain. The Prize is distinctive in the way that it is judged. Each year the books for the shortlist are nominated by academics and postgraduate students from the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures at the University of Edinburgh.

This year’s book prize winners will join the illustrious roll call of award winners. The awards have recognised landmark works and propelled the careers of many authors. Four winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature have been awarded a James Tait Black Prize. The winner of this year’s £10,000 prize will be announced at the Edinburgh International Book Festival in August.

Speaking about the nominated titles, Fiction Judge Alex Lawrie said: ‘These four books are stylish, witty, and experimental. I’m thrilled that in this centenary year our shortlist reflects the very best that fiction can offer.’