01 April 2016

The Desmond Elliott Prize 2016: Longlist

The Desmond Elliott Prize 2016 longlist in full:

  • Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume (Windmill)
  • The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon (Borough Press)
  • The Honours by Tim Clare (Canongate)
  • The Butcher’s Hook by Janet Ellis (Two Roads)
  • Things We Have in Common by Tasha Kavanagh (Canongate)
  • Disclaimer by RenĂ©e Knight (Doubleday)
  • Mrs Engels by Gavin McCrea (Scribe)
  • The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney (John Murray)
  • The House at the Edge of the World by Julia Rochester (Viking)
  • The Weightless World by Anthony Trevelyan (Galley Beggar Press)

The Desmond Elliott Prize is an annual award for a first novel written in English and published in the UK. 
A shortlist will be announced on 6th May, and the winner will be revealed at a ceremony at Fortnum & Mason on 22nd June where they will be presented with a cheque for £10,000.

The Desmond Elliott Prize

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