Yearly Archives: 2009

Desmond Elliott Prize 2009 attains global coverage

The Desmond Elliott Prize 2009 gained coverage across the globe at every stage. The longlist was picked up internationally, including The New Yorker and the shortlist and winner announcements were covered throughout the world with features appearing in India, Australia, Italy, France and the U.S. amongst others. Please see below for a selection of the […]




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THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE 2009 SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED

First novelists go back to their roots The shortlist for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2009, the award for a first novel published in the UK, is announced today, Tuesday 26 May 2009. The line-up features three outstanding first novels described by the judges as three haunting books, all gripping in different ways. Edward Hogan, Nathalie […]




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The Desmond Elliott Prize 2009 Longlist Announced

Five men and five women compete for the second Desmond Elliott Prize Among them, a television producer, an indie folk-band drummer and a former debt counsellor tell insider tales of contemporary culture Historical fiction features as a major theme in longlisted titles The line-up features five books by male and five by female novelists. A […]




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The Desmond Elliott Prize 2009 Judges announced

The judges for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2009 are announced today, Monday 16th March 2009. Acclaimed author and journalist Candida Lycett Green will chair the panel of judges and is joined by former Literary Editor of The Independent on Sunday Suzi Feay and Rodney Troubridge of Waterstones. The Desmond Elliott Prize was launched in 2007 […]




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