The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction

Given by Borders Book Festival

Other Names: Walter Scott Prize
132 Works / 133 Items 120,697 Books 6,639 Reviews ½ 3.9
Honouring the achievements of the founding father of the historical novel, the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction rewards writing of exceptional quality which is set in the past.
All, Winner (14), Shortlist (66), Longlist (53)
All, 2023 (3), 2022 (9), 2021 (12), 2020 (12), 2019 (12), 2018 (12), 2017 (13), 2016 (13), 2015 (15), 2014 (6), 2013 (6), 2012 (6), 2011 (6), 2010 (7)

Winner 14

Shortlist 66

Rose Nicolson by Andrew Greig2022
Fortune by Amanda Smyth2022
The Magician by Colm Tóibín2022
The Tolstoy Estate by Steven Conte2021
A Room Made of Leaves by Kate Grenville2021
The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel2021
Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell2021
The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams2021
The Parisian by Isabella Hammad2020
To Calais, In Ordinary Time by James Meek2020
Shadowplay by Joseph O'Connor2020
The Redeemed by Tim Pears2020
A Sin of Omission by Marguerite Poland2020
A Long Way from Home by Peter Carey2019
After the Party by Cressida Connolly2019
The Western Wind by Samantha Harvey2019
Now We Shall Be Entirely Free by Andrew Miller2019
Warlight by Michael Ondaatje2019
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan2018
Sugar Money by Jane Harris2018
Grace by Paul Lynch2018
Miss Boston and Miss Hargreaves by Rachel Malik2018
The Wardrobe Mistress by Patrick McGrath2018
A Country Road, A Tree by Jo Baker2017
The Vanishing Futurist by Charlotte Hobson2017
The Good People by Hannah Kent2017
Golden Hill by Francis Spufford2017
Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift2017
The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain2017
Sweet Caress by William Boyd2016
A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale2016
End Games in Bordeaux by Allan Massie2016
Mrs Engels by Gavin McCrea2016
Salt Creek by Lucy Treloar2016
The Zone of Interest by Martin Amis2015
The Lie by Helen Dunmore2015
Viper Wine by Hermione Eyre2015
In the Wolf's Mouth by Adam Foulds2015
Arctic Summer by Damon Galgut2015
A God in Every Stone by Kamila Shamsie2015
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson2014
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton2014
Harvest by Jim Crace2014
Fair Helen by Andrew Greig2014
The Promise by Ann Weisgarber2014
Toby's Room by Pat Barker2013
The Daughters of Mars by Thomas Keneally2013
Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel2013
The Streets by Anthony Quinn2013
Merivel: A Man of His Time by Rose Tremain2013
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt2012
Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan2012
The Stranger's Child by Alan Hollinghurst2012
Pure by Andrew Miller2012
The Quality of Mercy by Barry Unsworth2012
C by Tom McCarthy2011
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell2011
Ghost Light by Joseph O'Connor2011
Heartstone by C. J. Sansom2011
To Kill a Tsar by Andrew Williams2011
Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant2010
The Quickening Maze by Adam Foulds2010
Lustrum by Robert Harris2010
The Glass Room by Simon Mawer2010
Stone's Fall by Iain Pears2010
Hodd by Adam Thorpe2010

Longlist 53

The Chosen by Elizabeth Lowry2023
Ancestry by Simon Mawer2023
Snow Country by Sebastian Faulks2022
Mrs England by Stacey Halls2022
The Sunken Road by Ciarán McMenamin2022
China Room by Sunjeev Sahota2022
Still Life by Sarah Winman2022
Blue Postcards by Douglas Bruton2021
Hinton by Mark Blacklock2021
The Year Without Summer by Guinevere Glasfurd2021
Mr. Beethoven by Paul Griffiths2021
Afterlives by Abdulrazak Gurnah2021
A Treacherous Country by K.M. Kruimink2021
Islands of Mercy by Rose Tremain2021
How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee2020
The Offing by Benjamin Myers2020
The Warlow Experiment by Alix Nathan2020
Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield2020
This Is Happiness by Niall Williams2020
The Hiding Game by Naomi Wood2020
Little by Edward Carey2019
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan2019
Dark Water by Elizabeth Lowry2019
The Wanderers by Tim Pears2019
All the Lives We Never Lived by Anuradha Roy2019
Tombland by C. J. Sansom2019
The Clocks in This House All Tell Different Times by Xan Brooks2018
Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore2018
The Last Man in Europe by Dennis Glover2018
Prussian Blue by Philip Kerr2018
The Draughtsman by Robert Lautner2018
The Bedlam Stacks by Natasha Pulley2018
The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes2017
Crane Pond by Richard Francis2017
The Dark Circle by Linda Grant2017
Minds of Winter by Ed O'Loughlin2017
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry2017
The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith2017
A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson2016
A Petrol Scented Spring by Ajay Close2016
Dictator by Robert Harris2016
Devastation Road by Jason Hewitt2016
Death and Mr Pickwick by Stephen Jarvis2016
Signs for Lost Children by Sarah Moss2016
Curtain Call by Anthony Quinn2016
The Temporary Gentleman by Sebastian Barry2015
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton2015
Mr. Mac and Me by Esther Freud2015
Wake by Anna Hope2015
The Wake by Paul Kingsnorth2015
The Undertaking by Audrey Magee2015
The Architect's Apprentice by Elif Shafak2015
The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters2015


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