Monthly Archives: April 2016

Desmond Elliot Prize news

Desmond Elliot longlistExciting news!

The longlist for the Desmond Elliot Prize 2016 - a book prize awarded to début novels - has been announced and The Butcher's Hook has made the cut.

I'm thrilled (and honoured) to be included in such a fantastic group of writers: it's a dream come true. The books are:

  • Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume
  • The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon
  • The Honours by Tim Clare
  • The Butcher’s Hook by Janet Ellis
  • Things We Have in Common by Tasha Kavanagh
  • Disclaimer by Renée Knight
  • Mrs Engels by Gavin McCrea
  • The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney
  • The House at the Edge of the World by Julia Rochester
  • The Weightless World by Anthony Trevelyan

Find out more here.