Now in its sixth year, the 10,000 Prize is presented in the name of the acclaimed publisher, agent and bon viveur, Desmond Elliott, whose passion for finding and nurturing new authors is perpetuated by this award. It is given to a first novel from any genre, published between 1 April 2012 and 31 March 2013, […]
This year, to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Desmond Elliott Prize we have created a special short film outlining the history of the prize and offering an insight into how the award supports first time novelists. The film features the Chairman of Trustees, Dallas Manderson, and 2009 winner, Edward Hogan. We also hope it […]
Grace McCleen has tonight been named the winner of the fifth Desmond Elliott Prize for her novel The Land of Decoration, published by Chatto & Windus. She carried off this most prestigious £10,000 prize for debut fiction against an exceptionally strong shortlist, which included Patrick McGuinness’s The Last Hundred Days (Seren) and Rachel Joyce’s […]
With just a few days to go until the winner of the Desmond Elliott Prize for debut fiction is announced on the 28th June, we are celebrating the Prizes 5th anniversary by giving away 4 sets of copies of the three shortlisted titles.
Psychological thrillers, philosophical journeys and coming-of-age stories are amongst the ten debut novels longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize today, Tuesday 24 April 2012. With many of the books focusing on politics and social realism, this longlist reflects a trend in debut fiction of bringing contemporary resonance to some traditional heavyweight themes. The longlist for […]
The Desmond Elliott Prize will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a panel of judges chaired by one of Desmond Elliotts own protgs, the critically acclaimed author Sam Llewellyn. He will be joined on the 2012 panel by Tom Gatti, Deputy Editor of The Times Review section and Caroline Mileham, Head of Books at Play.com. When […]
We’ve heard from @FourthEstateUK that Anjali Joseph (@anjalij) the winner of the Desmond Elliott Prize 2011 has a new book coming in June 2012! There’s more information about it at – http://www.4thestate.co.uk/2011/11/fiction4thefuture-another-country/