26 April 2015

Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award: Winner announced

Yiyun Li is the first woman to win the #STEFG Short Story Award.

13 April 2015

Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction: shortlist

The 2015 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist is:

Rachel Cusk – Outline

Laline Paull – The Bees

Kamila Shamsie – A God in Every Stone

Ali Smith – How To Be Both

Anne Tyler – A Spool of Blue Thread

Sarah Waters – The Paying Guests


The winner will be announced on the 3rd of June.

http://www.womensprizeforfiction.co.uk/

02 April 2015

The 2015 Desmond Elliott Prize Longlist Announced

The Desmond Elliott Prize 2015 longlist
• The A to Z of You and Me by James Hannah (Doubleday)
• The Bees by Laline Paull (Fourth Estate)
• Chop Chop by Simon Wroe (Viking)
• Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey (Viking)
• Glass by Alex Christofi (Serpent’s Tail)
• The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton (Picador)
• Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller (Fig Tree)
• Randall by Jonathan Gibbs (Galley Beggar Press)
• A Song for Issy Bradley by Carys Bray (Hutchinson)
• The Wake by Paul Kingsnorth (Unbound)

A shortlist will be announced on 15th May.
The winner will be revealed at a ceremony at Fortnum & Mason on 1st July, where they will be presented with a cheque for £10,000. 
Named after literary agent and publisher Desmond Elliott, the Prize is an award for a first novel written in English and published in the UK.