Posted Monday 9 September 2019
Oyinkan Braithwaite's novel, My Sister, The Serial Killer, has become a literary sensation this year.
Reviewed in The New Yorker and featured on BBC Radio 4's Front Row and Open Book programmes, the book has now been shortlisted for the prestigious Women's Prize for Fiction. Described as a 'morbidly funny slashfest' and 'feminist noir', the book is up against a strong field including Milkman by Anna Burns, Circe by Madeline Miller and The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker.
Oyinkan was also a finalist for the Commonwealth Short Story Award in 2016.
Liam Livings was listed for the Romantic Novelists' Association Award for his novel Adventures in Dating ... In Heels in the Books and the City Romantic Comedy Novel category.
Liam said, 'I didn't win, but just having a novel about a cross dressing gay man looking for love in the 90s felt like something good.'