Saturday, May 07, 2016

New Irish Voices Dominate Desmond Elliott Prize 2016 Shortlist

The Desmond Elliott Prize 2016 has announced a shortlist of three books in the running to take home the "most prestigious award for first-time novelists". The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney (John Murray), The House at the Edge of the World by Julia Rochester (Penguin) and Mrs Engels by Gavin McCrea (Scribe), have been chosen from a longlist of ten books published in the last year by British and Irish debut novelists. McCrea and McInerney are Irish, while Rochester is English.

Press release

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