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GRACE has been shortlisted for the biennial William Saroyan International Prize for Writing.

The Stanford University Libraries and the William Saroyan Foundation jointly award the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing, a biennial competition for fiction and non-fiction.

GRACE has been nominated for the £25,000 Walter Scott Prize, “the world’s foremost literary prize for historical fiction”.  The shortlist will be announced in April, with the overall winner being unveiled at the Borders Book Festival in Melrose on 15 June.



GRACE has been shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year 2018. The complete shortlist is as follows:

Grace (Paul Lynch) Midwinter Break (Bernard MacLaverty) Conversations with Friends (Sally Rooney) Harvesting (Lisa Harding) The Woodcutter and His Family (Frank McGuinness)

The winner, who will receive €15,000, will be announced at the opening ceremony of Listowel Writers’ Week on 30th May.


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