The Testament of Jessie Lamb wins the 2012 Arthur C. Clarke Award
Congratulations to British author Jane Rogers who overnight was crowned the winner of the 2012 Arthur C. Clarke Award for her debut novel *The Testament of Jessie Lamb.*
This year’s award came with a healthy dose of controversy when science fiction luminary Christopher Priest described the shortlist as ‘dreadful’. Funnily enough, Priest said that Rodgers’s winning novel - which was also longlisted for last year’s Man Booker Prize - was the only worthy book to be nominated.
Rodgers claims the prize’s cheeky prize money of £2012. Next year’s winner will be slightly better off when they take home £2013.
The Testament of Jessie Lamb
Jane Rogers creates an extraordinary character in Jessie Lamb, determined to make her life count in a self-destructing world as the certainties of her life are ripped apart.
The City and the City
'Fiction of the new century' - Neil Gaiman