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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.”


This entry was posted on April 25, 2013 by in Author News, Awards, Book News, Literary Prizes and tagged , .
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