Philip Hensher is an author and journalist who was chosen by Granta to appear on their prestigious, once-a-decade list of the twenty best young British novelists.

His novels include Kitchen Venom, which won the Somerset Maugham Award, Other Lulus and The Mulberry Empire, which was longlisted for the Booker Prize, shortlisted for the WH Smith ‘People’s Choice’ Award and highlighted by no fewer than twelve reviewers as their ‘book of the year’. The Northern Clemency was shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2008 and Scenes from Early Life won the 2013 Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize.

All nominated books

The Mulberry Empire
The Northern Clemency