Thu, 25/04/2013 - 09:00
Scottish indie publisher Sandstone Press has scored a nomination on the longlist for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2013 with Kevin Smith's Jammy Dodger.
Indie Serpent's Tail also scores a place with Petite Mort by Beatrice Hitchman.
Hitchman joins six other women on the shortlist of 10, with The...
Tue, 02/10/2012 - 09:16
The Desmond Elliott Prize 2013 is now open for submissions, with the £10,000 prize seeking to reward a first novel from any genre, published between 1st April 2012 and 31st March 2013.
The deadline for entries is Friday 23rd November 2012, and entry forms can be downloaded from the website:...
Fri, 29/06/2012 - 08:25
Grace McCleen has won the Desmond Elliott Prize 2012 for her novel The Land of Decoration (Chatto), described by the judges as "unlike anything you have ever read".
The £10,000 prize was awarded last night (28th June) in central London, with McCleen beating authors including the Man Booker-longlisted The...
Thu, 24/05/2012 - 09:00
Two Random House Group titles have been shortlisted for the £10,000 Desmond Elliott Prize 2012, which rewards début fiction published in the UK.
Chatto title The Land of Decoration by Grace McLeen and Doubleday's The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce joins indie publisher Seren's...
Tue, 24/04/2012 - 07:45
Big bestseller Before I Go to Sleep by S J Watson (Doubleday) and a novel from small Welsh publisher Seren, The Last Hundred Days by Patrick McGuinness, feature together on a diverse longlist for the Desmond Elliott Prize.
The £10,000 award, given to a first novel published in the UK, is now in its fifth year....
Tue, 06/03/2012 - 07:10
Author Sam Llewellyn is to chair the judging panel for this year's Desmond Elliott Prize, which is celebrating its fifth birthday in 2012.
Llewellyn is a protege of the late publisher and literary agent whose estate funds the prize, which was launched in 2008 with the intention to "enrich the careers of new writers"....
Fri, 24/06/2011 - 10:03
Anjali Joseph has won the £10,000 Desmond Elliott Prize for her "faultlessly written" novel Saraswati Park.
The Fourth Estate author clinched the prize at the ceremony at Fortnum and Mason in London last night. Edward Stourton, chair of judges, said: "We were united in our admiration for Saraswati...
Tue, 19/04/2011 - 08:41
Nikesh Shukla's Costa-nominated Coconut Unlimited has been longlisted for the £10,000 Desmond Elliott Prize 2011, the award for a first novel published in the UK.
The Quartet title joins The Spider Truces by Tom Connolly, completing a prize-winning week for Brighton-based indie Myriad Editions, which has...
Fri, 28/01/2011 - 09:50
BBC broadcaster Ed Stourton is to chair the panel of judges for this year's Desmond Elliott Prize.
Stourton, the host of BBC Radio 4's "Sunday Show", will be joined by Fanny Blake, author and books editor of Woman & Home, and Amy Worth, previously head of books buying at Amazon.co.uk and now on the Kindle team at...
Thu, 24/06/2010 - 08:15
A former bookseller and librarian at Oxford’s Bodleian, has won the £10,000 Desmond Elliott Prize. Ali Shaw’s The Girl with Glass Feet (Atlantic) was awarded the accolade this evening (23rd June).
Elizabeth Buchan, chair of judges, said: "This is an extraordinary first novel - bold, original, tragic and...