Meet the author: Desmond Elliott shortlistees

Meet the author: Desmond Elliott shortlistees

The Desmond Elliott Prize 2015 shortlist has been announced, with three female authors all battling it out for the £10,000 prize, given each year for the best debut novel.

Emma Healy's Elizabeth is Missing (Viking), Carys Bray's A Song for Issy Bradley (Hutchinson) and Claire Fuller's Our Endless Numbered Days (Fig Tree) are all in the running the for the award, with the winner announced on 1st July.

To mark the announcement of the shortlist, The Bookseller is sharing its archive interviews with Healey and Bray, and a new Q&A with Fuller. Find out more about the writers and their inspiration here:

Interview with Carys Bray

Interview with Emma Healey

Interview with Caire Fuller