To mark the one week countdown until The Desmond Elliott Prize 2015 submissions open
Recently the Prize celebrated a unique international partnership with the election of our first two ‘laureates’ to be invited to the Festival du Premier Roman in Chambéry.
Once again this year, The Desmond Elliott Prize 2014 teamed with The Reading Agency to hold a competition within libraries across the UK.
A Girl is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride is this evening (Thursday 3rd July) announced as the winner of the annual Desmond Elliott Prize
Listen to the shortlisted authors Robert Allison, Eimear McBride and D.W. Wilson talk about their debut novels.
he three nominated novels are: The Letter Bearer by Robert Allison (Granta); Eimear McBride’s A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing (Galley Beggar Press); and Ballistics by D.W. Wilson (Bloomsbury).
The Desmond Elliott Prize, the “most prestigious award for first-time novelists” (Telegraph), has today (3 April) announced a diverse longlist of 10 “astonishing” novels, which showcase the excellence of new British and Irish writing.
We are very pleased to announce that Dan Lipscombe, who followed the Prize in 2013 on his blog, Utter Biblio, has organised a team of six literary bloggers and reviewers to shadow the 2014 Desmond Elliott Prize. The shadow judges will read all 10 of the longlisted books, predict their own version of the shortlist and […]
Chris Cleave to chair judging panel for The Desmond Elliott Prize 2014