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April 3, 2012

Andrew Miller nominated for South Bank award

Miller's Pure

| By Charlotte Williams

Costa-winner Andrew Miller has been nominated for the South Bank Sky Arts Literature Award, with Man Booker-shortlisted Stephen Kelman nominated for the Times Breakthrough award.

Miller’s Pure (Sceptre) is joined in the Literature category by Claire Tomalin for her biography of Dickens, Charles Dickens: A Life (Viking), which was shortlisted for the Costa biography award, and Jeanette Winterson’s Why Be Happy When You Could be Normal? (Jonathan Cape).

In the film category, the film of Lionel Shriver’s We Need to Talk About Kevin, is one of three nominees; in the theatre category, the RSC’s musical of Roald Dahl’s Matilda gets a nod; and in the TV drama category, BBC1’s modern spin on Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock is among the nominees. The reimagining of Joseph Conrad’s novel Heart of Darkness by the Royal Opera company is among the nominees in the opera category.

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