The Wilderness Shortlisted for Guardian First Book Award

Samantha Harvey’s The Wilderness made the cut and has been shortlisted for the Guardian first book award. The list includes two additional novels, one collection of short stories and a work of reportage. All are competing for the £10,000 first prize.

The Wilderness has already won the £25,000 Betty Trask award for first-time young Commonwealth novelists and Harvey was also shortlisted for the Orange prize and longlisted for the Booker prize with her poignant story about Jake Jameson, an architect whose memories are being lost because of Alzheimer’s.