MRS ENGELS longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize

1st April 2016|Literary Awards

Gavin McCrea’s debut novel, Mrs Engels, has been longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize, described by the Telegraph as the “most prestigious award for first-time novelists”.

The Prize is presented in the name of the late, acclaimed publisher and literary agent Desmond Elliott, who stipulated that his estate should be invested in a charitable trust that would fund a literary award “to enrich the careers of new writers”.

Chair of judges and internationally acclaimed author Iain Pears said: “I am intrigued and excited by the prospect of delving into this wonderfully varied selection of novels. They form an eclectic collection from a host of writers, all telling new stories with the voices of the next generation. I look forward to reading them, discussing them with my fellow judges and, with luck, encouraging others to read and discuss them as well.”

The shortlist will be announced on 6th May, and the winner will be revealed at a ceremony at Fortnum & Mason on 22nd June.

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Mrs Engels

Mrs Engels

Scribe, 2015