The shortlist for our 2015 Writers in Residence programme has been announced.
Now in its fourth year, the prize was established by Gladstone’s Library in association with Damian Barr (saloniere and author of Maggie and Me) to explore and define liberal values in the twenty-first century. As the Library’s Warden, Peter Francis, points out, ‘we are committed to maintaining Gladstone’s legacy of engagement with social, moral, and spiritual questions, by helping people reflect more deeply on the questions that concern them: this scheme is an extension of that mission’. The 2015 judges are Vanessa Gebbie, Charles Gladstone, Katrina Naomi and Sarah Waters.
We have received, read, and weighed in on more than 60 books, and now the shortlist has been finalised and sent to our judges, who will whittle it down to just four.
Our shortlist is an eclectic mix of fiction, nonfiction and poetry, and can be found below:
Katherine Angel, Unmastered
S. J. Bradley, Brick Mother
Jessie Burton, The Miniaturist
Sarah Butler, Ten Things I Learnt About Love
Robyn Cadwallader, The Anchoress
Rachel Holmes, Eleanor Marx
Katharine Norbury, Fish Ladder
Geri Doran, Sanderlings
Pascale Petit, What the Water Gave Me
Claire Trevien, The Shipwrecked House