We are delighted that The Snow Line by Tessa McWatt has been shortlisted for The Gordon Bowker Volcano Prize.
The Gordon Bowker Volcano Prize is awarded to a UK or Irish writer, or a writer currently resident in those countries, for a novel focusing on the experience of travel away from home. In memory of Malcolm Lowry and endowed by Gordon Bowker, his biographer, and Ramdei Bowker.
The prize is judged by Caroline Brothers, Philip Hensher and Aamer Hussein.
Judge Caroline Brothers said:
The shortlist for the inaugural Volcano Prize represents some of the most adventurous works of contemporary fiction, each grappling in different ways with the forces that are shaping the modern world... In their journeys away from home, these novels stood out for their sophisticated understanding of people, places and history, for their courage in exploring complexity and the search for meaning, for the way they harnessed the power of language to help us see the world with fresh eyes.
Total prize fund: £2,750
Congratulations to Tessa and all the other shortlisted authors!
For more information, visit the website here.