This month, to celebrate 10 years of discovering dazzling debuts, the Desmond Elliott Prize has partnered with the Edinburgh International Book Festival to bring festival-goers an extra special panel event with past Prize-winners, Lisa McInerney (The Glorious Heresies, The Blood Miracles) and Claire Fuller (Our Endless Numbered Days, Swimming Lessons).
The event, which will take place on Sunday 27th August at 4pm at the Garden Theatre in Edinburgh, will be chaired by award-winning author Chris Cleave, who chaired the Desmond Elliott Prize judging panel in 2014. Cleave will be speaking to McInerney and Fuller about the impact that winning the prestigious award has had on their careers, as well as their recently published second novels.
Described as an ‘addictive read’ by the Guardian, The Blood Miracles is McInerney’s follow-up to her debut, The Glorious Heresies, which won the Desmond Elliott Prize and Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction in 2016. Fuller, who won the 2015 Desmond Elliott Prize for her first novel, Our Endless Numbered Days, has received rave reviews for her second book, Swimming Lessons, with The Sunday Times hailing it as ‘powerful, pleasing and pleasurable’.
Tickets to the panel event are still available via the Edinburgh International Book Festival website or by calling the box office on 0845 373 5888.