Sarah Hall is a prize magnet; her first five novels were all nominated for high-profile awards. The Electric Michelangelo, her second, started her long association with the Booker Prize.

Her novel The Electric Michelangelo was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2004, and her novel How to Paint a Dead Man was longlisted in 2009. Hall has won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, and the BBC National Short Story Award. In 2013, she was selected as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists, and her third novel The Carhullan Army was listed as one of The Times 100 Best Books of the Decade. The Wolf Border was shortlisted for The Southbank Sky Arts Awards and the James Tate Memorial Black prize, and won the 2015 Cumbria Life Culture Awards ‘Writer of the Year’ prize. Her sixth novel Burntcoat was released in 2021.

All nominated books

The Electric Michaelangelo
How to Paint a Dead Man