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Q&A with David Savill

We spoke to David Savill about his debut novel, They Are Trying to Break Your Heart, and what it’s like to be longlisted for the 10th anniversary Desmond Elliott Prize. In 1994, Marko Novak’s world is torn apart by the death of his best friend. Kemal Lekic, a young soldier in the darkest days of the […]




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Q&A with Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

We spoke to Rowan Hisayo Buchanan about her debut novel, Harmless Like You, and what it’s like to be longlisted for the 10th anniversary Desmond Elliott Prize. When the meaning of ‘home’ is complicated, we strive for a sense of connection. Yet sometimes being alone feels like the easiest choice to make. In 1968 Yuki is 16 and has not […]




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Gavin McCrea: Journey to Publication

Gavin McCrea’s debut novel Mrs Engels has been shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize and longlisted for The Guardian First Book Award. We talked to him about the novel’s journey to publication, and his experiences as a debut author







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Lisa McInerney: Journey to Publication

Lisa McInerney’s debut novel The Glorious Heresies has been shortlisted for both the Desmond Elliott Prize 2016 and the Baileys Prize 2016. We talked to her about the novel’s journey to publication, and her experiences as a debut author.







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