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    Here’s the shortlist for the £10,000 Ondaatje Prize.

    Katie Yee

    April 20, 2020, 11:33am

    Today, the shortlist for the Royal Society of Literature’s Ondaatje Prize was announced. This £10,000 prize is awarded every year to a book—be it fiction, nonfiction, or poetry—that best evokes the spirit of a place. In other words: here’s a great reading list for armchair travel if you are feeling claustrophobic in your home. The winner will be announced on May 4th.

    Congratulations to the finalists!

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    Surge_Jay Bernard

    Jay Bernard, Surge
    (Chatto & Windus)

    small days and nights

    Tishani Doshi, Small Days and Nights
    (Bloomsbury Circus)

    robert macfarlane underland co

    Robert Macfarlane, Underland
    (Hamish Hamilton)

    Roger Robinson, A Portable Paradise
    (Peepal Tree Press)

    Elif Shafak, 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World
    (Viking)

    a small silence

    Jumoke Verissimo, A Small Silence
    (Cassava Republic Press)

    [via The Bookseller]

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