Lavie Tidhar‘s THE VIOLENT CENTURY has been nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award! Published in the UK by Hodder Books, this is fantastic news! Many congratulations to Lavie. The full list of nominees is here.
In case you missed the novel, here’s the synopsis…
They never meant to be heroes.
For seventy years they guarded the British Empire. Oblivion and Fogg, inseparable friends, bound together by a shared fate. Until one night in Berlin, in the aftermath of the Second World War, and a secret that tore them apart.
But there must always be an account… and the past has a habit of catching up to the present.
Now, recalled to the Retirement Bureau from which no one can retire, Fogg and Oblivion must face up to a past of terrible war and unacknowledged heroism — a life of dusty corridors and secret rooms, of furtive meetings and blood-stained fields – to answer one last, impossible question: What makes a hero?
THE VIOLENT CENTURY was also published as a limited edition by PS Publishing; and is due to be published in the US by Thomas Dunne Books (cover below right), on February 24th, 2015. Lavie’s latest novel, A MAN LIES DREAMING, was published in October 2014 by Hodder Books, to rave reviews.