2020 Political Fiction Book prize long list

To Calais, in Ordinary Time

James Meek

Published by: Canongate Books

James Meek is the author of six novels. He has also written two collections of short stories and two books of non-fiction, Private Island, which won the 2015 Orwell Prize and Dreams of Leaving and Remaining. He is a Contributing Editor to the London Review of Books and writes regularly for the Guardian and New York Times. He lives in London.

As the Black Death ravages England in 1348, social, gender and religious hierarchies are stripped away: what remains is raw humanity. A linguistically bold, emotionally resonant and grippingly prescient book."