Published on June 7th, 20130
James Tait Black Prize Fiction Shortlist
Shortlist for the James Tait Black Prize below.
Anais Hendricks, fifteen, is in the back of a police car, headed for the Panopticon, a home for chronic young offenders.She can’t remember the events that led her here, but across town a policewoman lies in a coma and there is blood on Anais’s school uniform.. (William Heinemann)
It is the early 1970s in the Highlands of Scotland and for 16-year-old Simon Crimmons there’s really not much to do. He can hang around with his pals or his first-ever girlfriend, Nikki, he can dream about a first motorbike to get him out of the Port and among the hills, but in truth he’s going nowhere. (Jonathan Cape)
From a National Book Award finalist, this ironic first novel captures the angst of the young American abroad. (Coffee House Press)