Tag Archive: Desmond Elliott Prize

Oct 19

So who should have won this year’s Man Booker Prize?

As reminder below are the nominees and links to my reviews. Marlon James, A Brief History of Seven Killings (Oneworld Publications) Tom McCarthy, Satin Island (Jonathan Cape) Chigozie Obioma, The Fishermen (ONE, Pushkin Press) Sunjeev Sahota, The Year of the Runaways (Picador) Anne Tyler, A Spool of Blue Thread (Chatto & Windus) Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life (Picador) As you’d be aware, Marlon …

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May 19

The Desmond Elliott Prize shortlist has been announced…

.. and here are the finalists: Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey (Viking); A Song for Issy Bradley by Carys Bray (Hutchinson); Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller (Fig Tree) As the hyperlinks above show, I’ve read two of the three finalists.  Unlike the rest of the planet I wasn’t that keen on Elizabeth is Missing (though I …

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Apr 03

The Desmond Elliott longlist has been announced

For those of you not aware, since 2007 the Desmond Elliott prize has been awarded annually to the best first novel written in English and published in the UK.  As with some of the more prestigious literary awards, a longlist is first announced which is then whittled down to three finalists.  This years longlist is …

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