List of winners of the Dundee International Book Prize
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Winners of the Dundee International Book Prize by year
|2000||Andrew Murray Scott||Tumulus||Novel||United Kingdom|
|2002||Claire-Marie Watson||The Curewife||Novel||United Kingdom|
|2005||Malcolm Archibald||Whales for the Wizard||Novel||United Kingdom|
|2007||Fiona Dunscombe||Heat and Dust||Novel||United Kingdom|
|2009||Chris Longmuir||Dead Wood||Novel||United Kingdom|
|2010||Alan Wright||Act of Murder||Novel||United Kingdom|
|2011||Simon Ashe-Brown||Nothing Human Left||Novel||United Kingdom|
|2012||Jacob M. Appel||The Man Who Wouldn't Stand Up||Novel||United States|
|2013||Nicola White||In the Rosary Garden||Novel||Ireland|
Andrew Murray Scott's book Tumulus (inaugural winner 2000) detailed bohemian Dundee through the 60s and 70s to the present day. The judges said that it "reveals a great knowledge and love of Dundee while paying the city the compliment of being intelligently amused by various aspects of its life and outlook".
Claire-Marie Watson's The Curewife (2002) drew on the tale of Dundee's last execution of a witch – Grissel Jaffray in 1669. Hilary Mantel said that it won as it had a "highly charged atmosphere and its real sense of the dark and brooding".
Malcolm Archibald's Whales for a Wizard (2005) was an adventure story based around the whaling industry in Dundee in the 1860s. It was called an "old-fashioned, traditional, rip-roaring adventure story" by Ian Rankin.
Chris Longmuir's Dead Wood (2009) was a grizzly crime novel set in a world of violence and gangland retribution. The List calls it "lacklustre", "Flat and clunky", and "a poor addition to the Scottish crime genre".
Alan Wright's Act of Murder (2010) was a tale of magic, poisonings and thespians, with some gruesome murders thrown in for good measure set in Victorian times in Lancashire. It was called a "worthy winner for a prize" in a review by Fife Today.
Jacob Appel's The Man Who Wouldn't Stand Up was a satire of post-9/11 patriotism in the United States, called by Stephen Fry, a 2012 judge, "darkly comic", and fellow judge Philip Pullman called it "Engaging, funny, ingenious, even charming".
Nicola White's 2013 winner In the Rosary Garden (2013} is a murder mystery set in a convent school; being described by critics as "as good as it gets", A. L. Kennedy, a 2013 judge. called it "courageous and intelligent"
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