The Music Room by William Fiennes has made the shortlist for the Royal Society of Literature's Ondaatje Prize 2010. The £10,000 prize is awarded annually to a book of "the highest literary merit best evoking the spirit of place".
The winner will be announced at a celebratory dinner at The Travellers Club on 24th May.
The shortlist in full comprises:
Madeleine Bunting The Plot (Granta)
William Fiennes The Music Room (Picador)
Daniyal Mueenuddin In Other Rooms, Other Wonders (Bloomsbury)
Kachi A Ozumba The Shadow of a Smile (Alma Books)
Iain Sinclair Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire (Hamish Hamilton)
Ian Thomson The Dead Yard: Tales of Modern Jamaica (Faber)
Find out more about the Ondaatje Prize
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