by September on Apr 16, 2013 at 10:54 am
We’re thrilled that Kate Atkinson has been shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction for her stunning new novel Life After Life which was published by Doubleday on March 14th earlier this year.
The wonderful Kate Atkinson won the Whitbread (now Costa) Book of the Year prize with her first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, and has been a critically acclaimed international author ever since. Kate has once again been recognized for her outstanding contribution to women’s literature with her magnificent new novel Life After Life, and we couldn’t be happier for her.
Life After Life tells the story of Ursula Todd who was born during a snowstorm in England in 1910, a snowstorm which prevents Ursula from taking her first breath. In that same snowstorm in England in 1910, Ursula Todd is born and lives to tell the tale. Life After Life is a thought-provoking story that poses the question, what if there were second chances? And third chances? In fact an infinite number of chances to live your life? Would you eventually be able to save the world from its own inevitable destiny? And would you even want to?
With wit and compassion, Kate Atkinson finds warmth even in life’s bleakest moments, and shows an extraordinary ability to evoke the past. Life After Life is a novel that celebrates the best and worst of ourselves. If you haven’t yet had a chance to read it, you must. We can’t recommend it enough.
The other authors shortlisted for this prestigious award are Hilary Mantel, Barbara Kingsolver, Zadie Smith, A.M Homes and Maria Semple.
Formerly known as the Orange Prize, the Women’s Prize for Fiction award will be presented to the winner on the 5th June 2013.
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