2016 trask shortlist

 

2016 Betty Trask Prize Shortlist

1 June 2016

We are delighted to announce the 2016 Betty Trask Prize shortlist. Subjects and settings are excitingly diverse, ranging from a window-cleaner to a watchmaker, a rain-soaked valley to the ancient kingdom of Benin.

To find out more, download our press release.

 

ALEX CHRISTOFI GLASS (Serpent’s Tail)

A passionate, rollicking and witty London novel – Michèle Roberts

 

IRENOSEN OKOJIE BUTTERFLY FISH (Jacaranda Books Art Music)

A stunningly well-written book, which juggles different timescales with great skill – Simon Brett

 

NATASHA PULLEY THE WATCHMAKER OF FILIGREE STREET (Bloomsbury Circus)

Impressively competent:  steam-punk meets Zuleika Dobson – Michèle Roberts

 

LUCY WOOD WEATHERING (Bloomsbury)

Deeply poetic; dreamy and thought-provoking – Joanne Harris 

 

The Betty Trask Prize is given annually to a debut novel of outstanding literary merit by an author under the age of 35. The winner will receive £10,000 and will be announced at the Authors’ Awards ceremony on 21 June. The three runners-up will also receive a Betty Trask Award, worth £5,000. The Prize and the Awards will be presented by John Agard, poet, children’s writer and playwright.

The judges this year are Simon Brett, Joanne Harris and Michèle Roberts

 


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