The 2014 Desmond Elliott Prize

14th April 2014

The Desmond Elliott Prize, the “most prestigious award for first-time novelists” (Telegraph), has announced a diverse longlist of 10 “astonishing” novels, which showcase the excellence of new British and Irish writing.

Among the chosen ten is The Dynamite Room, an eerie, thrillingly exciting and piercingly sad début for actor and play-write, Jason Hewitt.

Chair of judges and best-selling author, Chris Cleave said: “British and Irish writing is in the best shape it’s been for many years. The strength of these ten astonishing novels proves that our home-grown talent is world class.”

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Related Books

The Dynamite Room

The Dynamite Room

Simon & Schuster (UK), Little,Brown (US), 2014