Longlisted for The Samuel Johnson Prize
and The Guardian First Book Award
Praise for The Iceberg
‘The account of the hour of death itself is intimate and unflinching, magnificent. Coutts has found her way, in writing, back to her work again, building a bridge out of life into art. She chooses her words with such beautiful scrupulousness, never twisting or turning the knife of her story to exact our pity or admiration; her thought is like sensation, her descriptions of feeling are often like notes for a visual work... Her book is a homage to an exceptional man; it's also the work of an exceptional woman artist,...