The Encore Award 1999

Winner(s)

Undiscovered Country

Christina Koning

Venezuela, 1953. The war is over and, all over the world, the old certainties are collapsing, as people start to rebuild lives damaged by the conflict. more

Shortlist

Acts Of Mutiny

Derek Beaven

Acts of Mutiny defies categories for David Robson of the Sunday Telegraph who described it as ‘part thriller, part love story, part elegy for lost innocence’. more

Casanova

Andrew Miller

The most famous seducer of all time attempts to reinvent himself in Andrew Miller’s Casanova. The most famous seducer of all time attempts to reinvent himself in Andrew Miller’s Casanova. The most fa more

The Whereabouts Of Eneas McNulty

Sebastian Barry

The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty was written ten years after the author’s first book, and tells a tale of a Sligoman constantly in flight, but unable to forget the pull of home.  more

Undiscovered Country

Christina Koning

Venezuela, 1953. The war is over and, all over the world, the old certainties are collapsing, as people start to rebuild lives damaged by the conflict. more

Judges

Presenter

James Fox

The Encore Award 1999 for the best second novel of 1998 was awarded to Christina Koning for Undiscovered Country (Viking). The prize of £7,500 was presented by James Fox at a reception at the Royal Society of Literature in May 1999.