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Morris shortlisted for Glass Bell Award

In the UK, Heather Morris’ The Tattooist of Auschwitz (Echo) has been shortlisted for the Glass Bell Award.

Selected from a longlist of 12, the shortlisted titles are:

  • Our House (Louise Candlish, S&S)
  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz (Heather Morris, Echo)
  • Snap (Belinda Bauer, Black Swan)
  • The Puppet Show (M W Craven, Constable)
  • Vox (Christina Dalcher, HQ)
  • Swan Song (Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott, Cornerstone).

Presented by London bookstore Goldsboro Books, the prize celebrates the best storytelling across all genres of contemporary fiction.

Bookstore staff said: ‘Deciding on the shortlist was a lot of fun for the team. These books made us laugh, cry, gasp and stayed with us long after we’d turned the final page.’

The winner, who receives a £2000 (A$3600) cash prize and a handmade, engraved glass bell, will be announced at a party in the bookshop on 16 September.


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