SELCS graduate wins British Academy book prize

28 October 2022

When Women Kill; Four Crimes Retold

Alia Trabucco Zerán, a former SELCS PhD student, has won the prestigious British Academy book prize for Global Cultural Understanding 2022, for her book When Women Kill; Four Crimes Retold (And Other Stories, translated by Sophie Hughes).

 Research for the book, which has also been published in Spanish by Lumen as ‘Las homicidas’ (2020), was undertaken while Alia was a student at SELCS under the supervision of Professor Claire Lindsay (2014-2018). 

When Women Kill is Alia's first non-fiction book: her first novel The Remainder was chosen by El País as one of the best debut novels of 2015 and was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2019. It is a brilliant achievement and the department is extremely proud that the talents of our graduates are being recognised. Congratulations to Alia for this wonderful news!

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