You’d think I’d be satisfied with the 3 longlists announced in the last 10 days: The Baileys Women’s Fiction Prize, the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and the Best Translated Book Award. Not a bit of it. I’m eagerly anticipating the announcement of the shortlist for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction on April 1. That’s the longlist pictured above – one which won’t be publicised in full but which we can have fun guessing at in the meantime.
I’m pretty sure that bottom left is Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries and top right is my current read, Jhumpra Lahiri’s The Lowland. Two books below that Hannah Kent’s superb Burial Rites. Can you spot any more?