Donald S Murray has a new chance of an award after being longlisted for an award for a debut novel from the Historical Writers Association.
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The nomination is for As the Women Lay Dreaming, described in the citation as "a passionate, atmospheric and evocative novel inspired by the Iolaire disaster" that "explores how an event can have a dramatic impact on communities."