Yearly Archives: 2008

Call for Entries as Prize for New Fiction goes Annual

Call for Entries as Prize for New Fiction goes Annual The Desmond Elliott Prize 2009 Entry forms are downloadable at www.desmondelliottprize.com The trustees of The Desmond Elliott Charitable Trust are delighted to announce today (Tuesday 23rd September) that the Desmond Elliott Prize will now be an annual event. Launched in 2007 as a biennial prize […]




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The Desmond Elliott Prize 2008 Shortlist is announced

Banned in Russia, film rights sold to director, Ridley Scott and with the shortest odds ever quoted by a bookmaker for a book to win a literary award, Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith has made it on to the shortlist for the inaugural Desmond Elliott Prize, announced today, Thursday 22 May. It is joined […]




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The 2008 Longlist is announced

THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE 2008 LONGLIST ANNOUNCED Male Writers Dominate New Prize for Sparkling New Fiction High Quality of first time writers also nominated for the Man Booker, Orange and Costa Strong childhood theme in longlist www.desmondelliottprize.com The longlist for the inaugural Desmond Elliott Prize, a new award for a first novel published in the […]




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Judges Announced

The judges for the inaugural Desmond Elliott Prize are announced today, 25 January 2008. Best-selling author, Penny Vincenzi will chair the panel of judges and is joined by Tatler Editor, Geordie Greig and author and journalist Cristina Odone. The Desmond Elliott Prize is a new biennial award for a first novel published in the UK. […]




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