Saturday, April 02, 2016

Desmond Elliott Longlist Announced

Book2Book Friday 01 Apr 2016

The debut novel from former Blue Peter presenter Janet Ellis is included in the longlist for the ninth Desmond Elliott Prize, announced today, Friday 1st April. The Butcher's Hook, written after Ellis attended a writing course run by literary agency Curtis Brown, is one of ten books to be longlisted for the Prize, cited as the "most prestigious award for first-time novelists" (Telegraph). Seven of the ten books are by women, up from a fifty-fifty split in 2015.

Press release

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