Andrew Greig longlisted for the 2022 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction

We are very pleased to announce that ROSE NICOLSON by Andrew Greig has been longlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2022.

The award is one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the world; with a total value of over £30,000, and now in its twelfth year, it rewards writing of exceptional quality which is set in the past.

Andrew Greig's book, ROSE NICOLSON, was published by Riverrun, Quercus on 5th August 2021. Set in the late sixteenth century, during the troubled and violent years of James VI, the novel follows William Fowler as he embarks on his student life in St Andrews, and as he first encounters Rose, the woman who will prove to be the love and lodestar of his life.

This year’s judging panel is chaired by Katie Grant, and comprises Elizabeth Buccleuch, James Holloway, Elizabeth Laird, James Naughtie and Kirsty Wark.

The shortlist will be announced in April, with the winner being announced at the Borders Book Festival in Melrose, Scotland, in June.