With the 2020 Sunday Times Literary Awards cancelled due to Covid-19, the judges faced twice the number of submissions in 2021. So it’s doubly gratifying to find Due South of Copenhagen on this prestigious shortlist.


Mark Winkler’s critically acclaimed debut novel, An Exceptionally Simple Theory (of Absolutely Everything), was published in 2015 and followed a year later by Wasted, published internationally as My Name is Nathan Lucius, and longlisted for the Sunday Times Barry Ronge Fiction Prize in 2016.

The Safest Place You Know and Theo & Flora were shortlisted for the Sunday Times Fiction Prize in 2017 and 2019 respectively.

His fifth novel, Due South of Copenhagen, was published in April 2020.