Literary heavyweights Franzen, Keneally, Barnes, and Ghosh are among the authors cut in the leap from longlist to shortlist for the biennial Warwick Prize for Writing. The award is rare for combining nonfiction, poetry, and fiction, and for its £25,000 ($38,746) jackpot. Wonderful nature writer Robert Macfarlane is my favorite among the six shortlisted:
Amy Espeseth, Sufficient Grace, novel.
Cordelia Fine, Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference [Kindle], nonfiction.
Alice Oswald, Memorial: A Version of Homer's Iliad, poem.
The winner will be announced September 24.