The 2013 Desmond Elliott Prize longlist has been announced today.
The shortlist will follow on 23 May. From the Desmond Elliott Prize site:
“Launched in 2007, The Desmond Elliott Prize has quickly become established as the premier prize for new fiction… A panel of three judges for the Prize are asked to look for a novel of depth and breadth with a compelling narrative. The work should be vividly written and confidently realised and should contain original and arresting characters. Books from all fiction genres are considered.”