Three Irish Authors on Desmond Elliott Prize Longlist

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Desmond Elliott Prize 2016Novels by Lisa McInerney, Gavin McCrea and Sara Baume have been named on Desmond Elliott Prize 2016 longlist. Now in its ninth year the Prize is awarded to a debut novel written in English and published in the UK. It is named after charismatic literary agent and publisher, Desmond Elliott who was a champion of new writers. Previous winners include Clare Fuller's Our Endless Numbered Days (2015) and A Girl is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride (2014).

Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume; Mrs Engels by Gavin McCrea and The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney

Here are the ten books that made the longlist:

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

The Desmond Elliott Prize shortlist will be announced on 6 May, and the winner revealed on 22 June.

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New Irish Voices Dominate Shortlist for Desmond Elliott Prize 2016.

The Desmond Elliott Prize 2016 has today (6 May) announced a shortlist of three books in the running to take home the “most prestigious award for first-time novelists” (Daily Telegraph). 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. (Source)

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