We are delighted to share the news the Emma Stonex‘s breathtaking debut The Lamplighters has been shortlisted for the Fiction category of the Indie Book Awards 2022.

The Indie Book Awards recognise the best paperbacks for summer as part of Independent Bookshop Week, and it is amazing to see Emma’s brilliant novel winning the support of the country’s independent booksellers!

The Lamplighters is a beguiling tale of love and loss set on the rugged Cornish coast in the 1970s, based on the true story of three lighthouse keepers who vanished in mysterious circumstances, and the women who loved them. It published in paperback in March 2022, and hit No.4 on The Times bestseller lists for two consecutive weeks.

Congratulations, Emma! Winners will be announced on Friday 24th June.