The shortlist for the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje was announced yesterday (09/05/2016) and we're very excited to see James Rebanks' The Shepherd's Life has made the shortlist.
The winner is set to be announced May 23rd.
The Shepherd's Life by James Rebanks
These modern dispatches from an ancient landscape tell the story of deep-rooted attachment to place, describing a way of life that is little noticed and yet has profoundly shaped history. In evocative and lucid prose, James Rebanks takes us through a shepherd's year, offering a unique account of rural life and a fundamental connection with the land that most of us have lost. It is a story of working lives, the people around him, his childhood, his parents and grandparents, a people who exist and endure even as the world changes around them.
This title is available to purchase in large print.