Posted on August 25, 2023 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
The love story between two World War I soldiers was inspired by student newspaper clippings, which made the author feel "absolutely grief-stricken" when she stumbled upon them, reports the Guardian.
That emotion was evidently translated very well onto the page.
Winn receives £5,000 (about $6,280) in the second year of the prize's history.
The only qualifications besides it being a novelist's debut are that it be written in English and published by a UK publisher.
NPR interviewed Winn earlier this year, if you'd like to hear more from her.
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