the prize money for the Hawthornden Prize for imaginative literature won by Graham Swift for his novel Mothering Sunday. The prize, which has no shortlist and is chosen from the list of all books published in the previous year, is described by the Guardian as “fiction’s most secretive award”.
according to her publishers Hamish Hamilton — has two new books scheduled for publication in the next two years. The first is a collection of Smith’s short stories and the second will see the author penning her first historical novel, titled Fraud and set in the London suburb of Kilburn, where she grew up.
where Hedley Twidle launches his book of essays, Firepool , this evening at 6.30pm. Twidle will be in conversation with fellow author and journalist Rebecca Davis. — Tymon Smith