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The Desmond Elliott Prize Makes its Own — International — Debut

Recently the Prize celebrated a unique international partnership with the election of our first two ‘laureates’ to be invited to the Festival du Premier Roman in Chambéry. This four-day novelistic fiesta originated in 1986 with the inspirational initiative of a local teacher, Jacques Charmatz, from this lovely town in France’s Haute-Savoie. Seeking to stimulate in […]

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The 2014 Winner

Eimear McBride

A Girl is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride is this evening (Thursday 3rd July) announced as the winner of the annual Desmond Elliott Prize

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We are very pleased to announce that Dan Lipscombe, who followed the Prize in 2013 on his blog, Utter Biblio, has organised a team of six literary bloggers and reviewers to shadow the 2014 Desmond Elliott Prize. The shadow judges will read all 10 of the longlisted books, predict their own version of the shortlist and […]

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