The Walter Scott Prize longlist 2019

The longlist for the 2019 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction has been announced.

Honouring the achievements of the founding father of the historical novel, the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction is unique for rewarding writing of exceptional quality which is set in the past. With a total value of £30,000, it is one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the world.

Among the titles on this year’s longlist is Australian author Peter Carey’s novel A Long Way from Home .

The full longlist is:

The 2019 shortlist will be revealed in April, with the winner to be announced on Saturday 15 June. Find out more about the Prize here.

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A Long Way from Home

A Long Way from Home

Peter Carey

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