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Peace Talks shortlisted for Costa Book Awards 2020

November 2020

Peace Talks was announced as one of four books on the shortlist for Best Novel in the prestigious Costa Book Awards 2020.  The announcement was made live on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row programme.  Listen. 

Details of all the books nominated in this category and the other four categories can be found here.

Previous winners and nominees for the Costa Book Novel Award (formerly the Whitbread Prize) include Salman Rushdie, Ali Smith, William Trevor, Sally Rooney and Evie Wyld.

The news of the 2020 nominees was covered in the Guardian.

An extract from the cover of Peace Talks by Tim Finch

Peace Talks is named one of Apple’s October 2020 Books of the month

October 2020

Apple Books has named as one of its books of the month.

An extract from the cover of Peace Talks by Tim Finch

Peace Talks at the Also Festival

August 2020

Tim Finch will be speaking at the Also Festival which takes place on 28th-30th August at Park Farm, Compton Verney, Warwickshire.  He will be discussing Peace Talks and wider questions of how literature approaches the world’s problems.

Tickets for the festival can be found here

An extract from the cover of Peace Talks by Tim Finch

Peace Talks

Aug 2020

Peace Talks was reviewed in the Australian edition of the magazine The Spectator. The reviewer described the novel as a “by more than a mile the best book I have read during the pandemic… This could be the best novel written in English so far this century.” Read the full review here 

An extract from the cover of Peace Talks by Tim Finch

Peace Talks

July 2020

The US edition of Peace Talks was reviewed by the influential Kirkus Reviews website ahead of its publication in October.  The reviewer described the novel as a “lucid work carefully balanced between the terrors and consolations that fiction can provide.” Read the full review here 

An extract from the cover of Peace Talks by Tim Finch

Peace Talks

June 2020

Tim Finch contributed a short essay – On the Resurrection – to Imagine, a compilation of non-fiction, flash fiction, poetry and essays written by writers such as Mohsin Hamid, Edmund de Waal, Dina Nayeri and Rupi Kaur. It was published on 20th June, 2020 – World Refugee Day  – as part of Refugee Week.  The e-book can be read here and Tim can be heard reading his essay as part of a Damian Barr Literary Salon podcast.

An extract from the cover of Peace Talks by Tim Finch

Peace Talks

June 2020

On June 5th, 2020 Tim Finch discussed Peace Talks in a podcast with Red Szell as part of the RNIB’s Audiobook show. The interview can be heard here

An extract from the cover of Peace Talks by Tim Finch

Peace Talks

May 2020

Peace Talks was reviewed in the Sunday Times on 31st May, 2020. It was described as a ‘tender and elegant portrait’.

An extract from the cover of Peace Talks by Tim Finch

Peace Talks

May 2020

Peace Talks was the Book of the Day in the Guardian on 23rd May, 2020. It was described as ‘a moving and direct study of frailty, love and time, and luck and grief,’.  It was compared to novels by Julian Barnes and James Salter. Read the full review here

An extract from the cover of Peace Talks by Tim Finch

Peace Talks

May 2020

On 16th May 2020 Tim Finch spoke to Lucy Popescu as part of Litfest On-line organised by The Authors Club. Full line-up here. The interview can be watched via this link.

An extract from the cover of Peace Talks by Tim Finch

Peace Talks

May 2020

Peace Talks was reviewed in the Big Issue on 15th May, 2020. It was described as ‘insightful, emotionally resonant and unexpectedly poetic’.  Read the full review here

An extract from the cover of Peace Talks by Tim Finch

Peace Talks

May 2020

Peace Talks was reviewed in the Camden New Journal on 15th May, 2020. It was described as ‘ a poignant read, full of emotional truth with some unexpected humour along the way.’  Read the full review here

An extract from the cover of Peace Talks by Tim Finch

Peace Talks

May 2020

Peace Talks was reviewed in the Spectator on 9th May, 2020. It was described as ‘affecting’, ‘hypnotic’ and ‘masterfully rendered’.  Read the full review here

An extract from the cover of Peace Talks by Tim Finch

Peace Talks

April 2020

Peace Talks was reviewed in the Daily Mail on 23rd April, 2020. It was described as ‘a smart tale, slyly engineered’. Read the full review here 

An extract from the cover of Peace Talks by Tim Finch

Peace Talks

April 2020 

Peace Talks was reviewed in the Observer on April 20th, 2020. It was described by the reviewer as ‘elegant and wintry’ with ‘something of the feel  of early Kazuo Ishiguro’. Read the full review here 

An extract from the cover of Peace Talks by Tim Finch

Peace Talks

April 2020

Peace Talks was published at an audio book, narrated by the distinguished actor Richard Trinder.  You can find it here

An extract from the cover of Peace Talks by Tim Finch

Peace Talks

April 2020

Tim’s second novel, Peace Talks, was published on 16th April 2020 at the height of the Covid 19 crisis in the UK. All launch and promotional events were cancelled. But Tim enjoyed launch day in his garden with a small celebration!

An extract from the cover of Peace Talks by Tim Finch