Goldsmiths Prize Shortlist 2015 Announced
1st October 2015
The shortlist for The Goldsmiths Prize 2015 has been announced today. The six strong list is as follows:
Kevin Barry, Beatlebone
Richard Beard, Acts of the Assassins
Tom McCarthy, Satin Island
Magnus Mills, The Field of the Cloth of Gold
Max Porter, Grief is the Thing With Feathers
Adam Thirwell, Lurid and Cute
The winner will be announced on 11th November. The judges are chaired by Josh Cohen, Professor of Modern Literary Theory at Goldsmiths. He is joined by writers Jon McGregor and Eimear McBride, and Leo Robson, literary critic for the New Statesman.
Josh Cohen said of the shortlist: “Now in its third year, the Goldsmiths Prize continues to demonstrate how greatly exaggerated are those hoary old rumours of the novel’s impending death. Having enjoyed a long and robust discussion of the different ways today’s novelists are challenging, breaking and remaking the rules of their own form, we’re delighted to present this shortlist of audacious and original books. If there’s a red thread running through these fascinatingly diverse novels, it’s a very contemporary concern with life at its furthest edges. We hope to see the shortlist provoke much curiosity and argument among many readers about the possibilities of fiction today.”
The 2014 winner was Ali Smith for How to be Both. For more about the prize please visit our Goldsmiths Prize page here.