Friday, April 26, 2013

Desmond Elliott Prize Longlist 2013

The Desmond Elliott Prize was launched in 2007 and is awarded to debut novelists from UK and Ireland. Yesterday the longlist was announced and it is dominated this year by female writers in seven out of the ten nominations;

The Marlowe Papers by Ros Barber (Sceptre)
The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence (Hodder & Stoughton)
The Panopticon by Jenni Fagan (William Heinemann)
The Palace of Curiosities by Rosie Garland (Harper Fiction)
Petite Mort by Beatrice Hitchman (Serpent’s Tail)
The Fields by Kevin Maher (Little, Brown)
Signs of Life by Anna Raverat (Picador)
Seldom Seen by Sarah Ridgard (Hutchinson)
Jammy Dodger by Kevin Smith (Sandstone Press)
The Painted Bridge by Wendy Wallace (Simon & Schuster)


The shortlist will be announced on Thursday 23rd May and the winner will be revealed on the 27th June. Congratulations to all the authors nominated.

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