'Awe-inspiring' debut snubbed by mainstream publishers wins Desmond Elliott Prize

Preti Taneja has won the £10,000 Desmond Elliott Prize for her "awe-inspiring" retelling of King Lear in We Are That Young. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-06-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Preti Taneja's 'awe-inspiring' reimagining of King Lear wins Desmond Elliott prize

Debut novel We That Are Young takes £10,000 award after early struggles to find a publisherPreti Taneja’s debut novel We That Are Young, a reimagining of King Lear set in contemporary India that was rejected by multiple major publishers as commercially unviable, has won the £10,000 Desmond... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-06-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Adam wins Desmond Elliott Prize for 'electrifying' debut Golden Child

Claire Adam has won the £10,000 Desmond Elliott Prize for first-time novelists with her "electrifying" debut Golden Child (Faber). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-18 18:50:22 UTC ]
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Owusu wins Desmond Elliott Prize for That Reminds Me

Derek Owusu has won the Desmond Elliott Prize for his “transcendent” novel-in-verse That Reminds Me (#Merky Books). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-02 14:51:08 UTC ]
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Golden Hill wins £10k Desmond Elliott Prize

Francis Spufford has been awarded the 2017 Desmond Elliott Prize for his "miraculously constructed" debut Golden Hill (Faber). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-06-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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McInerney claims Desmond Elliott Prize in second major win

Lisa McInerney has won the £10,000 Desmond Elliott Prize 2016 for The Glorious Heresies (John Murray) following closely on the heels of her Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction win just two weeks ago. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-06-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Fuller wins Desmond Elliott Prize

Claire Fuller has won the Desmond Elliott Prize 2015 for her novel Our Endless Numbered Days (Fig Tree). Our Endless Numbered Days was described by chair of the judges Louise Doughty as "both shocking and subtle, brilliant and beautiful, a poised and elegant work that recalls the early work of... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-07-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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McBride wins Desmond Elliott Prize

Eimear McBride's A Girl is a Half-formed Thing has won the £10,000 2014 Desmond Elliott... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-07-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Daré, Nzelu and Owusu shortlisted for 2020's Desmond Elliott Prize

Debuts by authors Abi Daré, Okechukwu Nzelu and Derek Owusu have been shortlisted for the £10,000 2020 Desmond Elliott Prize.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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HQ wins 14-publisher auction for Claudia Winkleman debut

Claudia Winkleman's debut book Quite has been snapped up by HQ following a 14-publisher auction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-06 14:55:00 UTC ]
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Pushkin Children's wins four-publisher auction for Johnson debut

Pushkin Children’s Books has triumphed in a four-publisher auction for two novels in a series from debut author Daisy May Johnson. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-24 03:45:59 UTC ]
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Angry Robot Books to publish debut inspired by Slavic folklore

Angry Robot Books has acquired The Second Bell by debut author Gabriela Houston. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-14 01:42:37 UTC ]
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First #Merky Books novel makes Desmond Elliott Prize longlist

The first novel to be published by Stormzy’s new imprint #Merky Books, That Reminds Me by poet and podcaster Derek Owusu, has been longlisted for the £10,000 Desmond Elliott Prize for debuts. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-06 14:35:00 UTC ]
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Ian Williams wins Canada’s prestigious Giller Prize for his debut novel.

Ian Williams, winner of this year’s $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize for his debut novel Reproduction, began his acceptance speech Monday night with an emotional tribute. “Margaret Atwood over there is the first book I bought with my own money at a bookstore in Brampton,” he told the audience.... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-11-19 20:30:03 UTC ]
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Ian Williams wins the 2019 Scotiabank Giller prize for debut novel

Ian Williams has won the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize, Canada's richest literary award for fiction, for his novel Reproduction.  Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2019-11-19 03:04:37 UTC ]
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Desmond Elliott Prize to be run by National Centre for Writing

The £10,000 Desmond Elliott Prize will be run by the National Centre for Writing (NCW) in Norwich with a new programme of support for a second novel and a sustainable career in writing. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-26 14:23:55 UTC ]
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Adam, Donkor and Mackmin make 2019 Desmond Elliott Prize shortlist

Claire Adam, Michael Donkor and Anna Mackmin have all made the 2019 Desmond Elliott Prize shortlist for debut novelists, with the winner in line for £10,000. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Raven scoops Kayode's prize-winning debut in four-way auction

Bloomsbury imprint Raven Books has won a debut crime novel by Nigerian author Femi Kayode following a four-publisher auction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Man Booker International prize 2019 longlist sees small publishers win big

Judges praise the 13 finalists – all but two published by indie houses – for ‘enriching our idea of what fiction can do’The “finest works of translation from around the world” are almost exclusively published by independent presses – at least according to the Man Booker International prize,... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-03-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Thames & Hudson aims for the stars with Kellock's prize-winning debut

Thames & Hudson will publish the debut picture book, The Star in the Forest, by Glasgow-based author and illustrator Helen Kellock. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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