Still Life is an exquisitely moving novel, full of emotion and warmth. It sweeps you through the Tuscan hills to smoggy London and the piazzas of Florence, and sits you down with its characters to take a journey alongside them.
This book has touched the hearts of our Dymocks booksellers and is a joyful story, which has really resonated with our community in COVID times. Our booksellers have described it as ‘my favourite book of 2021’, ‘so skilful, so uplifting’ and have said ‘I just did not want to leave these amazing characters when the book ended.’
Our congratulations to Sarah Winman, an incredibly deserving winner and an outstanding literary voice. Still Life is sure to go down as a classic of our time.
Sarah Winman accepts the 2021 Dymocks Book of the Year Award
Upon winning the award Sarah said "I’m so thrilled that Still Life has been awarded Dymocks’ Book of the Year. Totally honoured. And most of all, incredibly grateful for the support Dymocks has shown, not only to Still Life but to my previous books. Moments like these can often change a book’s trajectory. As writers we like our books, ultimately, to be read. And with Dymocks’ endorsement, if my book falls into the hands of someone who normally wouldn’t read me, then that is golden. Thank you so much."
We are envious of those of you who get to read this gorgeous novel and experience the incredible setting, characters and writing within the pages for the first time. Don’t just take our word for how great this story is though. Read a FREE extract below and try not to purchase the gorgeous special hardcover edition when you run out of pages!
Jon, Dymocks Sydney
"This is an amazing read. I became so utterly engrossed in everything about this novel that I did not want it to end. The characters, the setting, their lives, and their stories just captivate you as a reader. It is quite simply one of those beautiful and joyful books that will make you smile, laugh out loud and shed a few tears along the way."
Kate, Dymocks Category Manager
"I am stunned at how utterly amazing this novel is!! Full of the city of Florence, extraordinary friendships and loves, as well as art, music and food (all the good things in life!) and the way that lives intersect throughout a lifetime and when the times get tough, good friends will show up (in an ambulance van, no less). So skilful, so uplifting and I didn't want it to end!"
Still Life is available in store and online now.