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Desmond Elliott Prize Shortlist 2019

Desmond Elliott Prize shortlist 2019

Desmond Elliott Prize Shortlist Explores Loss of Innocence and the Conflict between Self and Society “From a very strong longlist we’ve arrived at a shortlist of three really marvelous novels — each of them an unforgettable picture of a place and a society, peopled by vividly interesting characters. It’s a pleasure to greet three such […]

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International success for 2018 winner Preti Taneja

2018 Desmond Elliott Prize winner, Preti Taneja will be appearing in Australia at the Adelaide Festival’s ‘Writer’s Week’. Preti has been invited to be a part of a panel that will explore the Indian diaspora alongside Sohaila Abdulali and Sujatha Gidla on Sunday 3rd March, before discussing her Desmond Elliott Prize winning novel, We That […]

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Kamila Shamsie wins the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction

Kamila Shamsie. Photo credit: Salma Raza

Former Desmond Elliott Prize judge Kamila Shamsie has been awarded the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction for her seventh novel, Home Fire, a contemporary reimagining of Sophocles’ Antigone. Sarah Sands, chair of judges for the Women’s Prize, said that Home Fire was “the book which we felt spoke for our times. Home Fire is about […]

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Past Prize Winners and What Happened Next

In the past ten years, the Prize has consistently discovered some of the most gifted writers of new fiction.

Liz Thomson, Prize Trustee and journalist, has gone back to each one of the ten winners and to discover what impact winning the Prize has had on their writing careers and also, what happened next…

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