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.