Desmond Elliott Prize

Given by The Desmond Elliott Charitable Trust

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The Desmond Elliott Prize is an annual award for a first novel written in English and published in the UK. Worth £10,000 to the winner, the prize is named after the literary agent and publisher, mostrar mais Desmond Elliott. mostrar menos
Todos, Winner (15), Shortlist (31), Longlist (111)
Todos, 2022 (10), 2021 (10), 2020 (10), 2019 (10), 2018 (10), 2017 (10), 2016 (10), 2015 (10), 2014 (10), 2013 (10), 2012 (10), 2011 (10), 2010 (10), 2009 (10), 2008 (11)

Winner 15

Shortlist 31

Longlist 111

Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies por Maddie Mortimer2022
Iron Annie por Luke Cassidy2022
Keeping the House por Tice Cin2022
Somebody Loves You por Mona Arshi2022
Assembly por Natasha Brown2022
Hourglass por Keiran Goddard2022
Violets por Alex Hyde2022
Fault Lines por Emily Itami2022
Lessons in Love and Other Crimes por Elizabeth Chakrabarty PhD2022
Moth: A Novel por Melody Razak2022
Crow Court por Andy Charman2021
Exciting Times por Naoise Dolan2021
How We Are Translated por Jessica Gaitán Johannesson2021
Rainbow Milk por Paul Mendez2021
Castles from Cobwebs por J. A. Mensah2021
Open Water por Caleb Azumah Nelson2021
A Ghost in the Throat por Doireann Ní Ghríofa2021
The art of the body por Alexander J Allison2020
Nobber por Oisín Fagan2020
The Parisian por Isabella Hammad2020
Keeper por Jessica Moor2020
Asghar and Zahra: A John Murray Original por Sameer Rahim2020
Kozlowski. por Jane Rogoyska2020
Love and Other Thought Experiments por Sophie Ward2020
A Perfect Explanation por Eleanor Anstruther2019
The Chameleon por Samuel Fisher2019
Everything Under por Daisy Johnson2019
Future Popes of Ireland por Darragh Martin2019
Follow Me to Ground por Sue Rainsford2019
Stubborn Archivist por Yara Rodrigues Fowler2019
Testament por Kim Sherwood2019
How to Be Human: A Novel por Paula Cocozza2018
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine por Gail Honeyman2018
The Clocks in This House All Tell Different Times por Xan Brooks2018
The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock por Imogen Hermes Gowar2018
Seven Days of Us por Francesca Hornak2018
Peculiar Ground por Lucy Hughes-Hallett2018
How Saints Die por Carmen Marcus2018
One Star Awake por Andrew Meehan2018
Conversations with Friends por Sally Rooney2018
Little Deaths por Emma Flint2017
Montpelier Parade por Karl Geary2017
The Transition por Luke Kennard2017
The Sacred Combe por Thomas Maloney2017
Ithaca por Alan McMonagle2017
They Are Trying to Break Your Heart por David Savill2017
Forbidden Line por Paul Stanbridge2017
Spill Simmer Falter Wither por Sara Baume2016
The Trouble with Goats and Sheep por Joanna Cannon2016
The Honours por Tim Clare2016
The Butcher's Hook por Janet Ellis2016
Things We Have in Common por Tasha Kavanagh2016
Disclaimer por Renee Knight2016
The Weightless World por Anthony Trevelyan2016
The Miniaturist por Jessie Burton2015
Glass por Alex Christofi2015
Randall por Jonathan Gibbs2015
The A to Z of You and Me por James Hannah2015
The Wake por Paul Kingsnorth2015
The Bees por Laline Paull2015
Chop Chop por Simon Wroe2015
Idiopathy por Sam Byers2014
Meeting the English por Kate Clanchy2014
O choque da queda por Nathan Filer2014
Sedition por Katharine Grant2014
The Dynamite Room por Jason Hewitt2014
The Spinning Heart por Donal Ryan2014
Marriage Material por Sathnam Sanghera2014
The Palace of Curiosities por Rosie Garland2013
Petite Mort por Beatrice Hitchman2013
The Fields por Kevin Maher2013
Signs of Life por Anna Raverat2013
Seldom Seen por Sarah Ridgard2013
Jammy Dodger por Kevin Smith2013
The Painted Bridge por Wendy Wallace2013
The Missing Shade Of Blue por Jennie Erdal2012
Absolution por Patrick Flanery2012
The Spider King's Daughter por Chibundu Onuzo2012
Before I Go to Sleep por S. J. Watson2012
Bed por David Whitehouse2012
Care of Wooden Floors por Will Wiles2012
The Bellwether Revivals por Benjamin Wood2012
The Afterparty por Leo Benedictus2011
The Spider Truces por Tom Connolly2011
Who is Mr Satoshi? por Jonathan Lee2011
A Vision of Loveliness por Louise Levene2011
Pub Walks in Underhill Country por Nat Segnit2011
Coconut Unlimited por Nikesh Shukla2011
The Collaborator por Mirza Waheed2011
The Upright Piano Player por David Abbott2010
The Hungry Ghosts por Anne Berry2010
Rupture por Simon Lelic2010
The Shadow of a Smile por Kachi A. Ozumba2010
The Breaking of Eggs: A Novel por Jim Powell2010
Designs for a Happy Home: A Novel in Ten Interiors por Matthew Reynolds2010
Beauty por Raphael Selbourne2010
The Behaviour of Moths por Poppy Adams2009
Girl in a Blue Dress por Gaynor Arnold2009
Mr Toppit por Charles Elton2009
Never Never por David Gaffney2009
The Redemption of Alexander Seaton por S.G. MacLean2009
Little Gods por Anna Richards2009
The Alternative Hero por Tim Thornton2009
Broken por Daniel Clay2008
Submarine por Joe Dunthorne2008
The Truth About These Strange Times por Adam Foulds2008
The Outcast por Sadie Jones2008
Kill Your Friends por John Niven2008
Gods Behaving Badly por Marie Phillips2008
Random Acts of Heroic Love por Danny Scheinmann2008
The Messenger of Athens por Anne Zouroudi2008


The Desmond Elliott Prize is an annual award for a first novel written in English and published in the UK. Worth £10,000 to the winner, the prize is named after the literary agent and publisher, Desmond Elliott. (English, Member-written)
Launched in 2007, The Desmond Elliott Prize has quickly become established as the premier prize for new fiction. Media coverage for the 2011 Prize reached beyond the United Kingdom to an international audience in Europe, the United States and Australia. A panel of three judges for the Prize are asked to look for a novel of depth and breadth with a compelling narrative. The work should be vividly written and confidently realised and should contain original and arresting characters. Books from all fiction genres are considered. Worth £10,000 to the winner, the Prize is intended to support new writers and to celebrate their fiction. It was created in memory of the charismatic publisher and literary agent Desmond Elliott, who died in August 2003. He stipulated that his estate should be invested in a charitable trust that would fund a literary award “to enrich the careers of new writers”. Dallas Manderson, Chairman of the Desmond Elliott Charitable Trust comments: “ We are delighted that the reputation of the prize continues to grow and that we have been able to encourage and sustain such outstanding first novelists.” (English, Member-written)
The Desmond Elliott Prize is now the flagship award in the National Centre for Writing’s portfolio of Early Career Awards (Russian, Member-written)


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