Nominated by:

Redbridge Libraries, London, UK

Limerick City & County Library, Ireland

Publisher of nominated edition:

Tinder Press, UK

Tin Man

Sarah Winman    

It begins with a painting won in a raffle: fifteen sunflowers, hung on the wall by a woman who believes that men and boys are capable of beautiful things.

And then there are two boys, Ellis and Michael, who couldn’t be closer. And the boys become men,
and then Annie walks into their lives, and it changes nothing and everything.

About the author

Sarah Winman grew up in Essex and now lives in London. She attended the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and went on to act in theatre, film and television. She has written two novels, When God Was A Rabbit and A Year of Marvellous Ways.

(from publisher

Librarians’ comments

A novel of affecting depth that explores relationships with great thoughtfulness and delicacy and is written with effortless fluency.

The author creates an emotionally charged story that is touching and moving and also offers depth of understanding. The characters are vivid and well-drawn and the story is both elegiac and wistful.

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