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Shortlist

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Fiction Shortlist 2012

  1. Joan Bakewell She's Leaving Home, Little Brown Book Group, 2011

  2. Tom Benn The Doll Princess, Jonathan Cape (Random House), 2012

  3. A S Byatt Ragnarok: The End of the Gods, Canongate Books, 2011

  4. Sarah Hall The Beautiful Indifference, Faber & Faber, 2011

  5. Edward Hogan The Hunger Trace, Simon and Schuster, 2011

  6. Mark Illis The Last Word, Salt, 2011

  7. Jackie Kay Reality, Reality, Picador, 2012

  8. Val McDermid The Retribution, Little Brown Book Group, 2011

  9. Jane Rogers The Testament of Jessie Lamb, Canongate Books/Sandstone Press, 2011

  10. Joe Stretch The Adult, Jonathan Cape (Random House), 2012

  11. Emma Jane Unsworth Hungry, The Stars and Everything, Hidden Gem Press, 2011

  12. Paul Wilson The Visiting Angel, Tindal Street Press, 2011

  13. Robert Williams How the Trouble Started, Faber & Faber, 2012


Non-Fiction Shortlist 2012

  1. Simon Armitage Walking Home, Faber & Faber, 2012

  2. Henrietta Heald William Armstrong: Magician of the North, McNidder & Grace, 2011

  3. Robert and Patricia Malcolmson Nella Last in the 1950s, Profile Books, 2010

  4. Keith Richardson Jack's Yak, River Greta Writer, 2011

  5. Alan Shelston Brief Lives: Elizabeth Gaskell, Hesperus Press, 2010

  6. Jean Sprackland Strands, Jonathan Cape (Random House), 2012

  7. Chris Wadsworth The Man Who Couldn't Stop Drawing, Studio Publications, 2011

  8. Bill Williams Jews and Other Foreigners, Manchester University Press, 2011

  9. Jeanette Winterson Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?, Vintage (Random House), 2012

  10. Keith Wrightson Ralph Tailor's Summer: A Scrivener, his City and the Plague, Yale University Press, 2011

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