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. 

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