The Desmond Elliott Prize is unique in supporting early-career novelists and celebrating exceptional first novels that speak to our times.
And for the first time this year, it’s being run by our friends over at The National Centre for Writing – as the flagship in their Early Career Awards portfolio.
The NCW team (who are based here in Norwich, on King’s Street!) have developed the award so that along with a £10,000 prize, the winning writer will receive a package of long-term, sustainable support including residency opportunities, mentoring and industry insight.
In the current climate, this mission is more important than ever.
We’ve decided to celebrate the announcement of the Desmond Elliott Prize shortlist by offering a special book pack deal: a bundle of all three shortlisted hardback books for just £40, including free p&p!
It’s a mega deal. You get:
THAT REMINDS ME by Derek Owusu (#MerkyBooks)
THE PRIVATE JOYS OF NNENNA MALONEY by Okechukwu Nzelu (Dialogue Books)
THE GIRL WITH THE LOUDING VOICE by Abi Daré (Sceptre)
Please allow a while for delivery! Due to the current crisis, suppliers are struggling to get books to bookshops as quickly as they normally would. If you place an order, you will get your books – but please be patient! It’s best to ring the shop if you have any questions.