Blakemore wins £10k Desmond Elliott Prize for 'stunning' debut

A K Blakemore has won the £10,000 Desmond Elliott Prize for her "stunning" historical fiction novel The Manningtree Witches (Granta Books).  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-07-01 17:06:17 UTC ]
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Golden Hill wins £10k Desmond Elliott Prize

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Granta signs second 'exhilarating' novel from Desmond Elliott winner Blakemore

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