Nathan Harris was longlisted for the Booker Prize in 2021. He is a Michener fellow at the University of Texas. The Sweetness of Water is his debut novel.

The Sweetness of Water was awarded the Kidd prize, as judged by Anthony Doerr, and was also a finalist for the Tennessee Williams fiction prize. Harris lives in Austin, Texas.

Nathan Harris

You worry about whether you’re getting the story down properly. You anguish over the quality of the prose

All nominated books

The Sweetness of Water