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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'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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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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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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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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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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Amy Liptrot's debut wins Wainwright Golden Beer Prize 2016

Amy Liptrot’s debut and memoir The Outrun (Canongate) has been named the winner of the £5,000 Wainwright Golden Beer Prize 2016, an award celebrating UK nature and travel writing. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-08-06 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

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-01 12:16:05 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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MacFarlane’s Underland wins Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize

Robert MacFarlane has triumphed at the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize with eighth book Underland.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-15 02:32:00 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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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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Ondaatje’s 'The English Patient' Wins Golden Man Booker Prize

Michael Ondaatje’s 'The English Patient' has been named the winner of the Golden Man Booker Prize, given to the best work of fiction previously awarded the Man Booker Prize over the last 50 years. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-07-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Desmond Elliott Prize: King Lear retelling named winner

Her debut novel was rejected by publishers multiple times before winning the Desmond Elliott Prize. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2018-06-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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