Audrey Magee was longlisted for the Booker Prize in 2022. She is an Irish novelist and journalist, who lives and works in Wicklow. The Colony is her second novel.

For twelve years, Magee worked as a journalist, writing for, among others, the Times, the Irish Times, the Observer and the Guardian. Her first novel, The Undertaking, was short-listed for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, for France’s PRIX du Premier Roman and for the Irish Book Awards. It was also nominated for the Dublin Literary Award and the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. The Undertaking has been translated into 10 languages and is being adapted for film.

All nominated books

The Colony by Audrey Magee