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‘Fishnet’ wins 2015 Not the Booker Prize

Kirstin Innes’ debut novel Fishnet (Freight Books) has won this year’s Not the Booker Prize, which is run by the Guardian in the UK. Chairman of the judges Sam Jordison described the book, about sex workers in Glasgow, as ‘the kind of novel that can actually make you investigate your own prejudices and opinions’. ‘It possibly wasn’t the most polished and complete literary work on the list, but there is some excellent writing in there, as well as real emotional and political urgency,’ he said. Fishnet was chosen from a shortlist of six that also included: The Artificial Anatomy of Parks (Kat Gordon, Legend Press), Dark Star (Oliver Langmead, Unsung Stories), The Good Son (Paul McVeigh, Salt Publishing), Things We Have in Common (Tasha Kavanagh, Canongate) and Shame (Melanie Finn, Weidenfeld & Nicolson). The winner of the award, which has the same criteria as the Man Booker Prize, receives a Guardian coffee mug. For more information, visit the Guardian website here.


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