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Dec 6, 2023

The Book Of Fire on The Edward Stanford Award 2024 Shortlist

Christy Lefteri’s

The Book Of Fire has been shortlisted for the Viking award for Fiction With A Sense Of Place

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Named after the founder of Stanfords, The Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards were created in 2015 to celebrate excellence in travel writing. This year a new category called the Viking Award for Fiction with a Sense of Place has also been introduced.

The Book Of Fire tells the powerful story of a family struggling to recover from trauma, set against the backdrop of the forest fires of Greece.

Praise for The Book of Fire

“Christy Lefteri is a writer of huge power, who writes with great delicacy and urgency, making us see the world around us through fresh eyes.”

Heather Morris, international bestselling author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz

“The Book of Fire is the work of a seasoned and wise storyteller who is as masterfully attuned to the nuances of trauma as she is adept at uncovering hope and resilience. Christy Lefteri is at the height of her powers with this radiant and moving novel.”

Adrienne Brodeur, bestselling author of Wild Game and Little Monsters

“Christy Lefteri's beautiful new novel, The Book of Fire,is a compelling story of love, loss, and redemption in the face of unimaginable tragedy. As with The Beekeeper of Aleppo,

Christy transports the reader to a once lush and now destroyed world, where a community-and a mother-- must fight to regain what has been lost. Uniquely crafted and full of both stunning imagery and human emotion, The Book of Fire is a story that will long remain in the reader's mind.”

Kristen Hannah

“The Book of Fire is a wonderfully engrossing and moving novel that explores with great tenderness the need for answers in the face of terrible loss and the desire for recovery from environmental devastation.”

Peter Stott, author of Hot Air

“A compelling, at times anguished, at-a-sitting exploration of trauma, complicity, justice and how to live in our rapacious, heating age”

Daily Mail

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