Congratulations Ros Barber!

I know I'm a bit late here but I just wanted to say a massive congratulations to Ros Barber and to her publishers Sceptre for her verse novel (is that the right phrase?) The Marlowe Papers winning the Desmond Elliott Prize for Debut Fiction 2013. There's a great website all about the book here, and… Continue reading Congratulations Ros Barber!

Post-Holiday Catch Up

Hello all I just got back last night from a week in Scotland with my boyfriend and so I am a little behind on all the events and news du jour in the book world thanks to intermittent WiFi and hours spent driving around the highlands (both of which were actually awesome). I've been glued… Continue reading Post-Holiday Catch Up

The Desmond Elliott Prize for Debut Fiction 2013

This is the first year that I've followed the Desmond Elliott Prize for debut fiction, and I'm excited about it already. The longlist of ten debut novels (all have to be written in English and published in the UK) was announced on 25th April, and the shortlist will be announced on 23rd May. The winner… Continue reading The Desmond Elliott Prize for Debut Fiction 2013