Christine Dwyer Wins Walter Scott Prize
Irish author Christine Dwyer Hickey has won the eleventh Walter Scott Prize for her novel The Narrow Land (Atlantic Books), in which she explores the marriage of the artists Edward and Jo Hopper. The prize is worth £25,000. It was founded in 2009 to honor the best fiction set sixty or more years ago, and is open to novels published in the previous year in the UK, Ireland or the Commonwealth.
Previous winners have hailed from England, Ireland, Scotland and Malaysia, with Irish author Sebastian Barry the only writer to have won the prize twice.