In the Light of What We Know longlisted for Guardian First Book Award

08 August 2014

Hooray! In the Light of What We Know, the debut novel form Zia Haider Rahman, has been longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. 

In her review in the Guardian, Alex Clark wrote, 'The book's depth is utterly absorbing, its stories as real in their effect as they are illusory'.

The award is open to all genres across fiction and non-fiction; here's the full longlist:

Readers' choice
Things to Make and Break by May-Lan Tan (CB editions)

Fiction
Young Skins by Colin Barrett (Jonathan Cape)
In the Light of What We Know by Zia Haider Rahman (Picador)
The Night Guest by Fiona McFarlane (Sceptre)
After Me Comes the Flood by Sarah Perry (Serpent's Tail)
We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas (4th Estate)

Non-fiction
Iceberg by Marion Coutts (Atlantic)
Bricks and Mortals by Tom Wilkinson (Bloomsbury)
Age of Ambition by Evan Osnos (Bodley Head)
Do No Harm by Henry Marsh (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
American Interior by Gruff Rhys (Hamish Hamilton)

The judges are authors Anne Enright and Mary Beard, MP Tristram Hunt and psychotherapist Josh Cohen; Waterstones reading groups will also have the opportunity to feed into the final decision

The winner of the £10,000 prize will be announced in November.

Who do you think should win?

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