Omar Robert Hamilton awarded Betty Trask Prize!

Posted by MCD x FSG
July 19, 2018

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Congratulations to Omar Robert Hamilton, who’s been awarded the Society of Authors 2018 Betty Trask Prize for The City Always Wins!

The £10,000 prize winner is voted for by fellow writers annually with the prize going to a debut novelist under the age of 35. Judge and author of the novel Grow Up, Ben Brooks, says of The City Always Wins:

“A furious, frenetic novel that captures a pivotal moment in history. It conjures the whispers and screams, from the Cairo streets and the homes of a city unraveling, as its residents battle through their grief.”