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Flanagan shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year

Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North (Vintage) has been shortlisted for the 2014 Waterstones Book of the Year in the UK.

Flanagan’s Booker Prize-winning novel is one of eight titles on the shortlist, which includes fiction, nonfiction and children’s titles. Also on the shortlist are: The Miniaturist (Jessie Burton, Picador), Everyday Sexism (Laura Bates, S&S), The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories (Marina Keegan, Scribner), Capital in the Twenty-First Century (Thomas Piketty, Belknap Press), H is for Hawk (Helen Macdonald, Jonathan Cape), Persiana: Recipes from the Middle East & Beyond (Sabrina Ghayour, Mitchell Beazley) and Once upon an Alphabet (Oliver Jeffers, HarperCollins).

This year’s shortlist, chosen by Waterstones booksellers, has increased from six to eight titles due to the ‘quality and range of publishing in 2014’, the bookseller said in a statement. ‘Any one may be crowned our Book of the Year with pride but—my goodness—it will be for a variety of reasons: all is well in the world of bookselling!’ said Waterstones managing director James Daunt.

The winner will be announced on 2 December. For more information about the shortlisted titles, click here.



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