Book of the Decade Award
The Hare with Amber Eyes has been named as the book of the decade by independent booksellers and their readers. The 'Best of the Best' campaign was launched earlier this year to coincide with the 10th anniversary of Independent Bookshop Week. Other authors on the shortlist included Hilary Mantel, Anne Enright, Kate Atkinson and Jeanette Winterson. On receiving the award, Edmund de Waal said 'To be amongst this gathering of writers is a huge honour and to win this prize is overwhelming.'