De Waal, Spufford and Buchanan shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize

My Name is Leon by Kit de Waal (Viking), which was recently optioned by Lenny Henry's production company for television, has been shortlisted for 2017's £10,000 Desmond Elliott Prize. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-05-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Desmond Elliott Prize longlists Spufford, de Waal and Buchanan

Titles by Francis Spufford, Kit de Waal and Rowan Hisayo Buchanan have been longlisted for the £10,000 Desmond Elliott Prize for first-time novelists. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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De Waal and Krauss shortlisted for 2022 Wingate Literary Prize

The Wingate Literary Prize shortlist this year includes Nicole Krauss and Edmund de Waal with a mix of indie and corporate publishers in the running for the £4,000 award. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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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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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

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McCormack, de Waal, Donoghue shortlisted for €15k Irish prize

Goldsmith Prize-winning novelist Mike McCormack joins others including Kit de Waal and Emma Donoghue on the €15,000 Kerry Group Novel of the Year Award shortlist. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-03-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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McInerney, McCrea, Rochester shortlisted for Desmond Elliott Prize

Lisa McInerney's tale of murder and misfits in post-crash Ireland The Glorious Heresies (John Murray), already shortlisted for this year's Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, is also on the shortlist for this year's Desmond Elliott Prize. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Jacobson, de Waal on Jewish prize shortlist

Publication Date: Tue, 05/04/2011 - 08:19 Howard Jacobson's Man Booker-winning novel The Finkler Question (Bloomsbury) has been shortlisted for the £4,000 2011 Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize. The six-strong list spans Baghdad to Galilee to Vienna with Edmund de Waal's Costa category winner The... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Owusu to chair Desmond Elliott Prize judging panel

Writer and poet Derek Owusu is to chair the judging panel for the National Centre for Writing's (NCW) £10,000 Desmond Elliott Prize for debut novels.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Krauss, de Waal and Puchner make Wingate Prize longlist

Edmund de Waal, Nicole Krauss and Martin Puchner are among 13 authors longlisted for the Wingate Literary Prize with their "powerful expressions of the diversity of Jewish experience". Continue reading at The Bookseller

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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

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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

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This year’s Desmond Elliott shortlist features all black writers.

The Desmond Elliott Prize is awarded annually to a writer whose first novel is written in English and published in the UK. Since 2007, it has supported and heralded new writers; the honor comes with a £10,000 prize. It’s heartening to see, especially right now, that this year the Desmond Elliott... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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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

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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 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

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De Bellaigue, Mekhennet, Kaufmann shortlisted for £25k British Academy prize

Six writers will contest the shortlist for the Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding 2018, the British Academy's £25,000 international prize. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Kettle and de Waal sponsor low-income entrants to writing prize

Authors including Kit de Waal and Kathryn Kettle have paid for more than 150 entries to a writing prize from low-income authors. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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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

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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

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