2013 Desmond Elliott Prize Longlist Announced

The 2013 Desmond Elliott Prize longlist has been announced today.

  • The Marlowe Papers by Ros Barber
  • The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence
  • The Panopticon by Jenni Fagan
  • The Palace of Curiosities by Rosie Garland
  • Petite Mort by Beatrice Hitchman
  • The Fields by Kevin Maher
  • Signs of Life by Anna Raverat
  • Seldom Seen by Sarah Ridgard
  • Jammy Dodger by Kevin Smith
  • The Painted Bridge by Wendy Wallace.

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.”