Alan Hollinghurst, whose novel The Stranger's Man was omitted from the Man Booker Prize shortlist this year has been named on the Galaxy National Book Awards shortlist.
He will, however, be up against some of the Booker shortlisted authors, with Julian Barnes' The Sense Of An Ending and Jamrach's Menagerie by Carol Birch also in the running for the Galaxy Awards.
Criticism has been levelled at the Booker shortlist over the omission of Hollinghurst's novel about a bisexual poet killed during the First World War, but now 750 book experts will decide whether he should have trumped the Booker contenders.
The Author of the Year Award also pits The Stranger's Child against Carol Ann Duffy's new collection The Bees, Anthony Horowitz's The House of Silk and The Long Song by Andrea Levy.
A New Writer of the Year competition has also been created, which throws Booker-shortlisted authors Stephen Kelman and A. D. Miller up against the debut thriller Before I Go To Sleep by S. J. Watson.
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What makes great non-fiction? And how do you tell a true story?
To celebrate the inaugural Portobello Prize for Narrative Non-Fiction, on 1st May 2018 we're hosting an evening with Portobello Books — a panel discussion on the nature of non-fiction writing in today's literary landscape, followed by the announcement of the first ever winner of the Prize.
This year's shortlist for the Women's Prize for Fiction has been announced