Sandstone Press

Sweet Fruit, Sour Land by Rebecca Ley: Shortlisted for the Betty Trask Prize

Rebecca Ley has been shortlisted for the Betty Trask Prize 2019 for her dystopian debut novel, Sweet Fruit, Sour Land. The Betty Trask Prize and Awards are presented for a first novel by a writer under the age of 35.

The book won last year’s Guardian Not the Booker Prize, and was recently shortlisted for The Kitschies Golden Tentacle, which rewards the year’s most progressive, intelligent and entertaining debut novel that contain elements of the speculative or fantastic.

Rebecca Ley says ‘I’m absolutely thrilled to be shortlisted for the Betty Trask Prize among such great company - it’s a huge honour, and is truly the highlight of my writing career so far.’

Robert Davidson, Managing Director at Sandstone Press said: ‘Rebecca Ley has a big future, and discerning readers would do well to lay hands on a copy of this fine book.’

Rebecca is now based in Kentish Town and is available for events and a limited number of interviews.