The Walter Scott Prize Betting Odds

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Betting is now available for The Walter Scott Prize. The honour rewards writing of exceptional quality and comes with a £25000 prize. Selected bookmakers now have Walter Scott Prize odds for the four shortlisted authors.

The Walter Scott Prize Betting Odds
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Walter Scott Prize For Historical Fiction Betting Odds

A few of the best betting sites offer Walter Scott Prize Betting Odds. 

The longlist featured 13 novels before this was trimmed to the 4 we see below. 

Novel Author Betting Odds
Rose Nicolson Andrew Greig 6/4
The Magician Colm Toibin 2/1
News Of The Dead James Robertson 7/2
Fortune Amanda Smyth 7/2
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Walter Scott History of Winners

Year Historical Novel Author
2021 The Mirror and the Light Hilary Mantel
2020 The Narrow Land Christine Dwyer Hickey
2019 The Long Take Robin Robertson
2018 The Gallows Pole Benjamin Myers
2017 Days Without End Sebastian Barry
2016 Tightrope Simon Mawer
2015 Ten Thousand Things John Spurling
2014 An Officer and a Spy - Dreyfus Affair Robert Harris
2013 The Garden Of Evening Mists Tan Twan Eng
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Walter Scott 1771-1832

The Scottish historical novelist and poet is probably best known for the classics Ivanhoe and Rob Roy. 

He wrote 27 novels and is one of the most celebrated novelists in the world. 

Betting On The Walter Scott Prize

It is possible to make a bet on who will win the Walter Scott Prize, however it will only be from selected bookmakers. 

The only market available is the win market. 

You can view the Walter Scott Prize odds above.



How To Place  A Bet On The Walter Scott Prize

There is nothing complicated about betting on the Walter Scott Prize, it is a betting market like a list of horses for the Grand National

You simply need to go to your favourite betting app and head to the TV & Specials section in the menu, select Walter Scott Prize

If you do not have an active online betting account, then head over to our best-betting sites section where you will see a list of bookmakers available in the UK.

We have in-depth bookmaker reviews so you can see what other users think of them before deciding, or head over to the free bets page where you can see the list of welcome offers currently available from all UK betting sites.


Once you have a betting account Here you will see the option to look at the list of authors being offered as options to bet on.

  • All you need do, is click on your selection.
  • This will open up the betslip, at which point you will see confirmation of the betting odds being offered
  • Now you choose your stake - most betting sites will show you how much you can expect to have returned if your prediction is correct.
  • If you are happy, simple hit, PLACE BET, to confirm your selection, stake, and bet.
  • You will be given a receipt for your bet and it will appear in your open bets in your account details.
  • Then it's just a matter of waiting to see who is finally chosen as the 2022 Walter Scott Prize winner. 

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Nigel Skinner

Nigel Skinner

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Nigel is one of OLBG's senior editors with 19 years of industry experience. Today he specialises in researching and writing about the betting angles to political and mainstream news stories and being the OLBG in-house expert on 'next football manager' betting markets.

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