British Books Awards 2017
Cartes Postales from Greece has been shortlisted for the British Book Awards Book of the Year.
The British Book Awards Books of the Year shortlists in six categories were unveiled on 15th March at the 2017 London Book Fair. Chair of the judges Cathy Rentzenbrink, contributing editor of The Bookseller, applauded the shortlist’s “innovation, experimentation, good old-fashioned story-telling and beautiful production values”.
Victoria’s novel joins Sebastian Barry’s Days Without End, 2016 Booker Prize winner The Sellout by Paul Beatty and authors Jessie Burton, Maggie O’Farrell Sarah Perry on the shortlist.
Victoria won British Book Awards: Newcomer of the Year for her début novel, The Island, and her novel The Thread was also shortlisted for Book of the Year
Sarah Shaffi, online editor at The Bookseller and deputy chair of judges, said: “At the core of the 36 fantastic books on our shortlist are great writing and great stories, which are illuminated by passionate authors, agents, publishers, retailers and more who help get the book from dream to reality. Celebrating the work of an entire team is key to our awards, and it’s wonderful to be able to shine a light on the many people involved in helping a book succeed.”
The category winners will be decided by six panels of judges, and a separate panel will go on to choose the overall Book of the Year. The results will be revealed at an awards ceremony on 8th May at Grosvenor House in central London.
Praise for Cartes Postales from Greece
“Hislop’s passionate love of the country breathes from every page.”
“Hislop’s love affair with Greece continues, bringing the country triumphantly to life . . . [her] imaginative and compelling stories paint a remarkable portrait of Greece and its history.”
Viv Groskop, Sunday Express
“A lavish love letter to Greece…”
“Hislop has woven colour photographs of the stunning Greek landscape into her narrative. I enjoyed being transported to Greece on Hislop’s wings of words and vivid descriptions … Cartes Postales From Greece contains all the elements of a classic Hislop…”
“When it comes to tales about Greece, Hislop is an undisputed queen – and this is easily her best novel yet.”
“Victoria Hislop writes so vividly about the Med, you can almost feel the scorching heat.”
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