Congratulations to Tan Twan Eng on winning the Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction for his novel The Garden of Evening Mists. This novel was a personal favorite novel of last year. Click the link to read my review from last fall. Other books on a strong shortlist this year were:
Toby’s Room by Pat Barker
The Daughters of Mars by Thomas Keneally
Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
The Streets by Anthony Quinn
Merivel by Rose Tremain.