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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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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'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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Greengrass wins £10k Edge Hill Short Story Prize

Jessie Greengrass has won the Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2016 for her debut collection, taking home the £10,000 main prize. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-07-07 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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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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Edemariam wins £10k Ondaatje Prize for 'outstanding' family memoir

Guardian journalist Aida Edemariam has won the £10,000 RSL Ondaatje Prize for her “outstanding and highly unusual memoir” about her grandmother’s life in Ethiopia, The Wife’s Tale: A Personal History (4th Estate). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-15 00:00:00 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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Shamsie's Home Fire continues to burn bright with £10k Hellenic Prize win

Kamila Shamsie has been awarded 2017's £10,000 London Hellenic Prize, given to the best book inspired by or relating to Greece, for Home Fire (Bloomsbury). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hadley scoops £10k Edge Hill Prize for Bad Dreams

Tessa Hadley has won the £10,000 Edge Hill Short Story Prize for Bad Dreams (Jonathan Cape). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-06 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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Petit's 'mythic' poetry wins £10k Ondaatje Prize

A collection of poems by Parisien-born Pascale Petit has won the £10,000 RSL Ondaatje Prize. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-05-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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