Raisin
2010 Shortlist

God’s Own Country

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ABOUT
THE BOOK

Recently expelled from school, Sam Marsdyke spends his days working the sheep on his father’s farm and his nights up on the bleak Yorkshire moors, watching the steady invasion of daft ramblers and well-heeled ‘towns’, who are feverishly buying up the houses left empty by bankrupt farmers.

Then, one day, the fifteen year-old daughter of one of the smart new families catches his eye. Attracted by his gruff, sardonic wit and bruising turn of phrase, she strikes up an unlikely, touching friendship with him – one that will unhinge Sam’s obsessive imagination and eventually lead to his macabre undoing.

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Ross
Raisin

Ross Raisin was born and brought up on Silsden Moor in West Yorkshire. He is the author of four novels: A Hunger (2022), A Natural (2017), Waterline (2011) and God’s Own Country (2008). His work has won and been shortlisted for over ten literary awards. Ross won the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year award in 2009, and in 2013 was named on Granta’s once a decade Best of Young British Novelists list. In 2018 he was awarded a Fellowship by the Royal Society of Literature.

Ross has written short stories for Granta, Prospect, the Sunday Times, Esquire, BBC Radio 3 and 4, among others, and in 2018 published a book for the Read This series, on the practice of fiction writing: Read This if you Want to be a Great Writer.

Ross Raisin lives in York with his wife and two children. (from author’s website)

Ross Raisin was born and brought up on Silsden Moor in West Yorkshire. He is the author of four novels: A Hunger (2022), A Natural (2017), Waterline (2011) and God’s Own Country (2008). His work has won and been shortlisted for over ten literary awards. Ross won the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year award in 2009, and in 2013 was named on Granta’s once a decade Best of Young British Novelists list. In 2018 he was awarded a Fellowship by the Royal Society of Literature.

Ross has written short stories for Granta, Prospect, the Sunday Times, Esquire, BBC Radio 3 and 4, among others, and in 2018 published a book for the Read This series, on the practice of fiction writing: Read This if you Want to be a Great Writer.

Ross Raisin lives in York with his wife and two children. (from author’s website)

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
05/02/2009
Country
United Kingdom
Original Language
English
Author
Publisher
Viking

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