Sarah Perry, author of the 2016 Waterstones Book of the Year, The Essex Serpent, is to chair the judging panel for the 2018 Desmond Elliott Prize, the “UK’s most prestigious award for debut novelists” (The Telegraph). Perry will be joined on the panel by award-winning journalist and broadcaster Samira Ahmed, and head of publisher liaison […]
In the past ten years, the Prize has consistently discovered some of the most gifted writers of new fiction.
Liz Thomson, Prize Trustee and journalist, has gone back to each one of the ten winners and to discover what impact winning the Prize has had on their writing careers and also, what happened next…
Tasha Kavanagh, longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2016, talks about her experience at the Festival du Premier Roman
Listen to the shortlisted authors Robert Allison, Eimear McBride and D.W. Wilson talk about their debut novels.
Entries are invited for The Desmond Elliott Prize 2014, one of the most prestigious literary awards
The Marlowe Papers by Ros Barber is today announced as the winner of the annual Desmond Elliott Prize.
The Desmond Elliot Prize 2013 shortlist announced The annual Desmond Elliott Prize, which celebrates and champions the very best in debut fiction, has today (Thursday 23 May 2013) announced a shortlist of three novels, including The Marlowe Papers, a story written entirely in verse. An ambitious undertaking for a new novelist, it focuses on the […]
Granta The Marlowe Papers The Panopticon Petite Mort The Fields Signs of Life Seldom Seen Jammy Dodger The Painted Bridge Saraswati Park Blackmoor Gifted appeared in publications such as , , the Guardian and. She has a PhD onMarlowe and She lives in Brighton and has four children. The Panopticon the inaugural Mslexia Novel Competition […]
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 […]