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Ajay Close

Ajay Close

Born in Sheffield, Ajay Close worked as a newspaper journalist, winning several awards, before becoming a full-time author and playwright. Her first novel, Official and Doubtful, was longlisted for the Orange Prize. Her fourth, A Petrol Scented Spring, was longlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. Her play, The Keekin Gless, was staged at Perth Theatre. The Sma Room Séance toured east Scotland and was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe.

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Ajay Close longlisted for the Walter Scott Prize

We're very pleased to announce that A Petrol Scented Spring has been longlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. The longlist announcement coincides with the appointment of two...