Short List Nominee: The Confabulist by Steven Galloway

Cover of The Confabulist by Steven Galloway.From the beloved, award-winning, bestselling author of The Cellist of Sarajevo, a beautiful, suspense-filled novel that uses the life and sudden death of Harry Houdini to weave a magical tale of intrigue, love, and illusion.

The Confabulist weaves together the life, loves, and murder of the world’s greatest magician, Harry Houdini, with the story of the man who killed him (twice). A brilliant novel about fame and ambition, reality and illusion, and the ways that love, grief, and imagination can alter what we perceive and believe.

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