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It's been a great pleasure to be one of the judges for this and to be able to announce an outstanding shortlist:
The Coast of Leitrim – Kevin Barry
What Can You Do With A General – Emma Cline
Comme – Paul Dalla Rosa
All the Poems Contained Within Will Mean Everything to Everyone – Joe Dunthorne
In Silhouette – Louise Kennedy
A Partial List of the Saved – Danielle McLaughlin
See the full list of Society of Authors’ 2019 nominations here.
For aspiring writers and book lovers alike, May 19th is a day of talks at the British Library on the art of the novel. A. L. Kennedy will host, with guests including Kate Clanchy, Owen Sheers, Louise Doughty, Chloe Aridjis, Francesca Beard, Joe Dunthorne and many others, including shortlisted writers of this year’s Rathbones Folio Prize.
Click here for the shortlist.
Paperback editions of West will be out in the UK and US in early April.
Applications are open for The Word Factory's 2019-2020 Apprenticeship scheme. I'll be joining Lisa Blower, Chris Power and Leone Ross to mentor four emerging short story writers. How you apply depends on where you live, so check the Word Factory website here for details. Deadline February 7th.