Awards & Winners

Nicola Barker

Date of Birth 30-March-1966
Place of Birth Ely, Cambridgeshire
(United Kingdom, England, East Cambridgeshire)
Nationality United Kingdom
Also know as Nicolas Barker
Profession Novelist, Writer, Author
Nicola Barker is an English novelist and short story writer. She was born in Ely, Cambridgeshire, England. Typically she writes about damaged or eccentric people in mundane situations, and has a fondness for bleak, isolated settings. Wide Open and Behindlings are set respectively on the Isle of Sheppey and Canvey Island. Her 2004 novel, Clear, is set in London during David Blaine's Above the Below 44 day fast in London in 2003. Barker's novel Darkmans won the 2008 Hawthornden Prize. Patrick Ness' Guardian review described the book as "phenomenally good" despite it being a "838-page epic with little describable plot, taking place over just a few days and set in...Ashford"

Awards by Nicola Barker

Check all the awards nominated and won by Nicola Barker.


Nominations 2007 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Man Booker Prize Darkmans


International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
Honored for : Wide Open

Nominations 2000 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Wide Open