Tasha Kavanagh, longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2016, talks about her experience at the Festival du Premier Roman
Listen to the shortlisted authors Robert Allison, Eimear McBride and D.W. Wilson talk about their debut novels.
Entries are invited for The Desmond Elliott Prize 2014, one of the most prestigious literary awards
The Marlowe Papers by Ros Barber is today announced as the winner of the annual Desmond Elliott Prize.
The Desmond Elliot Prize 2013 shortlist announced The annual Desmond Elliott Prize, which celebrates and champions the very best in debut fiction, has today (Thursday 23 May 2013) announced a shortlist of three novels, including The Marlowe Papers, a story written entirely in verse. An ambitious undertaking for a new novelist, it focuses on the […]
Granta The Marlowe Papers The Panopticon Petite Mort The Fields Signs of Life Seldom Seen Jammy Dodger The Painted Bridge Saraswati Park Blackmoor Gifted appeared in publications such as , , the Guardian and. She has a PhD onMarlowe and She lives in Brighton and has four children. The Panopticon the inaugural Mslexia Novel Competition […]
Now in its sixth year, the 10,000 Prize is presented in the name of the acclaimed publisher, agent and bon viveur, Desmond Elliott, whose passion for finding and nurturing new authors is perpetuated by this award. It is given to a first novel from any genre, published between 1 April 2012 and 31 March 2013, […]
This year, to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Desmond Elliott Prize we have created a special short film outlining the history of the prize and offering an insight into how the award supports first time novelists. The film features the Chairman of Trustees, Dallas Manderson, and 2009 winner, Edward Hogan. We also hope it […]
Grace McCleen has tonight been named the winner of the fifth Desmond Elliott Prize for her novel The Land of Decoration, published by Chatto & Windus. She carried off this most prestigious £10,000 prize for debut fiction against an exceptionally strong shortlist, which included Patrick McGuinness’s The Last Hundred Days (Seren) and Rachel Joyce’s […]
With just a few days to go until the winner of the Desmond Elliott Prize for debut fiction is announced on the 28th June, we are celebrating the Prizes 5th anniversary by giving away 4 sets of copies of the three shortlisted titles.