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Winner:

Jacob Ross - 

The Bone Readers

Jacob Ross is a novelist, short story writer, editor and creative writing tutor. His novel Pynter Bender was published to much critical literary acclaim and was shortlisted for the 2009 Commonwealth Writers Regional Prize. Jacob is also the author of two short story collections, Song for Simone and A Way to Catch the Dust, and the editor of Closure, Contemporary Black British shortstories. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and has been a judge of the V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize, the Olive Cook, Scott Moncrieff and Tom-Gallon Literary Awards. Jacob Ross’s latest book, The Bone Readers, marks a new departure into crime fiction, and is the first in his Camaho Quartet.

Short list

Long list

  •     Chasing the Stars by Malorie Blackman (Doubleday Childrens)

  •     Harmless Like You by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan (Sceptre)

  •     Orangeboy by Patrice Lawrence (Hodder)

  •     Augustown by Kei Miller (W&N)

  •     The Girl Of Ink And Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave (Chicken House)

  •     A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee (Harvill Secker)

  •     Speak Gigantular by Irenosen Okojie (Jacaranda)

  •     Black And British: A Forgotten History by David Olusoga (Macmillan)

  •     In the Bonesetter’s Waiting Room: Travels through Indian Medicine by Aarathi Prasad (Profile)

  •     The Bone Readers by Jacob Ross (Peepal Tree Press)

  •     Another Day In The Death Of America by Gary Younge (Faber)