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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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NOVEL IN VERSE SHORTLISTED FOR DEBUT FICTION 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 […]




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2013 Longlist Announced

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 […]




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