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THE REAL LOLITA longlisted for the HWA Non-Fiction Crown 2019

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Sarah Weinman’s brilliant investigative book, THE REAL LOLITA, has been longlisted for the Historical Writers’ Association Non-fiction Crown 2019! The HWA Crowns celebrate the best in historical works of fiction and non-fiction published in the UK in English. The award organisers have described THE REAL LOLITA as “astonishing, necessary and written with great compassion” and it’s published in the UK with Weidenfeld & Nicholson. The full longlist can be read here and the shortlist will be announced later this year.

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