Win the Desmond Elliott Prize Shortlist for 2012Friday, June 15, 2012
With just a few days to go until the winner of the Desmond Elliott Prize for debut fiction is announced on the 28th June, we are celebrating the Prize’s 5th anniversary by giving away 4 sets of copies of the three shortlisted titles.
- The Land of Decoration by Grace McCleen (Chatto & Windus)
- The Last Hundred Days by Patrick McGuinness (Seren)
- The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce (Doubleday)
For your chance to win, just tell us what you think makes a great first novel and we’ll choose four lucky winners to be sent the three shortlisted books.
- Tweet @Desmond_Elliott your answer and the #DesmondElliottPrize
- Or post a comment on our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/TheDesmondElliottPrize
The competition closes on Monday 25th June 2012. The winners will be notified on Tuesday 26th June. Good luck!
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