Stephanie Grant

It’s 1984 and Alice Forrester is a 25-year-old anorexic who has just experienced heart failure when she is admitted into a hospital renowned for its eating disorders clinic. This funny, poignant, resonant and wise first novel was greeted by strong praise and hailed by The New York Times Book Review as “a coming-of-age novel for the 90’s”.

1996 Shortlist

1996 Longlist

The Prize Podcasts

Tune into Dolly Alderton, Scarlett Curtis and more on our new podcast