Alice McVeigh

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Awards & Reviews

Below is a selection of the very kind reviews that Alice has received for her books, as well as some of her awards and recognition.
Some notable awards
For Susan

Quarterfinalist for Publishers Weekly’s BookLife Prize 2021 (rated 10/10)

Winner: First Place PenCraft Book Awards (historical), 2021

Winner: Gold Medal Historical Fiction Company Book Awards, 2022

Winner: First place (historical) Incipere Book Awards 2022

Winner: Gold Medal (historical) Global Book Awards, 2021

Winner: Gold Medal eLit Book Awards (historical fiction)

Winner: Gold Medal first Winter Great Reads Book awards, Pencraft Book Awards 2022

Honoree: IndieBRAG medallion, 2021

Honorable Mention (fourth) in literary fiction, Readers Favorite International Book Awards

Finalist: Indie Excellence Book Awards

Selected: as one of “100 notable Indies of 2021” by Shelf Unbound Magazine

Finalist: Wishing Shelf Awards (audio)

Finalist: Chanticleer’s Goethe Award (historical fiction)

Finalist Rone Awards (audio)

Recommended” US Review of Books

For While the Music Lasts (new edition 2022)

Honorable Mention: Writer’s Digest International Book Awards, in contemporary fiction, 2022

For: Darcy: A Pride and Prejudice Variation:

Shortlisted in the last seven for the UK Selfies Book Award (adult fiction)

Starred Editor’s Pick in Publishers Weekly (rated 9/10 for the BookLife Prize)

Winner: Pencraft Book Awards 2023 (Also Gold medal in Pencraft’s Best Fall Reads, 2023)

First Place in Entrada’s Incipere Book Awards, 2023, Historical fiction

Winner: Global Book Awards 2023

Joint runner-up in General Fiction, American Writing Awards

Longlisted (final ten, including non-fiction) for Shelf Magazine’s “Book of the Year, 2023”

Finalist in SPR Book Awards 2023

Bronze in Readers Views Book Awards

Honorable Mention (fourth) in Readers Favorite International Book Awards

Currently finalist for Chanticleer’s International Book Awards (also finalist for the CIBA Series Award)

Finalist in the American Writing Awards 2023 (historical fiction)

For Harriet

WINNER: Bronze medal (European Fiction) IPPY award (Independent Publishers Book Awards, 2023)

Starred Editor’s Pick (“outstanding”) on Publishers Weekly

HONORABLE MENTION, Foreword Indies “Book of the Year” award

Gold Medal 2023, Historical Fiction Company, finalist for their “Book of the Year”

FINALIST in Chanticleer’s CIBA Chatelaine Award

Winner: Gold Medal (historical) Global Book Awards, 2022

Selected: as one of “100 notable Indies of 2022” by Shelf Unbound Magazine

Finalist: International Book Awards (historical fiction)

Honoree: IndieBRAG medallion, 2022

Finalist: American Fiction Awards, 2022 (historical fiction)

#1 Bestseller in several categories on

Silver Award, Literary Titan

Indie Reader-Approved

For Last Star Standing

Awarded a Kirkus Star

Runner-up for the Independent Press Awards (in Action/Adventure)

Joint Runner-Up (Adventure category) New York City Big Book Award 2023

THIRD PLACE: (Action/Adventure) in the Incipere Book Awards 2022

Finalist: Eric Hoffer Book Awards

Finalist: Chanticleer’s Cygnus Award (Sci-fi)

Finalist: Wishing Shelf Book Awards (adult fiction)

Finalist: International Book Awards (visionary fiction)

For short stories

Highly commended: John McGivering Kipling Writing Prize 2022

Featured reviews

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Selected Goodreads and Amazon reader reviews

Reviews of Susan & Harriet

Amazon bestseller logo

Reviews of Last Star Standing


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