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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