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The Desmond Elliott Prize for New Fiction

Desmond Elliott Logoo 2017The Desmond Elliott Prize, which aims to support new writers and to celebrate their fiction, was established in 2008 in honour of publisher and literary agent Desmond Elliott, one of the most charismatic and successful men in this field, who died in August 2003. He was best known as the man who persuaded Jilly Cooper to write novels.

To be eligible, the novel must be written in English and published in the UK. The prize is judged by a panel of three, who look for a novel with a compelling narrative, arresting character, and which is both vividly written and confidently realised. The winner is announced at a ceremony at Fortnum & Mason, Desmond Elliott's local grocer.

The 2013 judging panel, which chose Ros Barber's verse novel The Marlowe Papers, included Foyles' then Head of Marketing, Miriam Robinson.

The 2016 winner was Lisa McInerney's The Glorious Heresies. Read the full story here.

The 2017 longlist was announced on 31st March. The shortlist will be announced on 5th May, and the winner will be revealed at a ceremony at Fortnum & Mason on 21st June where they will be presented with a cheque for £10,000.

 

 

 

 

2017 Longlist

They are Trying to Break Your Heart
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David Savill
 
In 1994, Marko Novak's world is torn apart by the death of his best friend. Kemal Lekic, a young soldier in the darkest days of the Bosnian war, is killed...
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Harmless Like You
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Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
 
An exciting new voice in fiction captures the fragile personal histories of an estranged mother and son.
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The Sacred Combe
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Thomas Maloney
 
Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2017 'A man's eye is accommodative, like his heart.' Samuel Browne's wife has left him suddenly after three years of marriage....
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Forbidden Line
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Paul Stanbridge
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Little Deaths
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Emma Flint
 
It's the summer of 1965, and the streets of Queens, New York shimmer in a heatwave. One July morning, Ruth Malone wakes to find a bedroom window wide open and...
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Montpelier Parade
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Karl Geary
 
The house is on Montpelier Parade: just across town, but it might as well be a different world. Working on the garden with his father one Saturday, Sonny is full...
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Golden Hill
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Francis Spufford
 
New York, a small town on the tip of Manhattan Island. 1746. One rainy evening, a charming young stranger fresh off the boat from England pitches up to a counting...
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The Transition
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Luke Kennard
 
A RADIO 4 BOOK AT BEDTIME What's standing between you and success?
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Ithaca
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Alan McMonagle
 
Longlisted for the 2017 Desmond Elliott Prize Ithaca, the ferociously funny and unbelievably poignant debut novel from Alan McMonagle, combines a fiercely emotional...
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Previous Winners

2016 The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney

2015 Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller

2014 A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride

2013 The Marlowe Papers by Ros Barber

2012 The Land of Decoration by Grace McCleen

2011 Saraswati Park by Anjali Joseph

2010 The Girl with Glass Feet by Ali Shaw

2009 Blackmoor by Edward Hogan

2008 Gifted by Nikita Lalwani

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