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Walter Scott Prize

Awarded for historical fiction, it is a British literary award founded in 2010. It is named for Sir Walter Scott, the scottish author who is generally considered the originator of historical fiction in the early 1800s. Eligible books must have been firs

Walter Scott Prize

About the Walter Scott Award

British literary award founded in 2010.  Created in honor of Sir Walter Scott, generally considered the originator of historical fiction with the novel Waverley in 1814.  Eligible books must have been first published in the UK, Ireland, or Commonwealth in the preceding year.  Historical fiction is defined for this award as taking place 60 or more years ago.  The winner is announced each June.