We are delighted to announce the longlist for the Curtis Brown First Novel Prize.
We received 3,000 submissions from across the UK & Ireland and were incredibly impressed by the standard of the submissions; it was truly difficult to choose our longlist.
After many weeks of reading, our judging team has narrowed the longlist to these 20 entries, which represent a range of genres and writers’ backgrounds.
Our shortlist of 6 titles will be announced on the 3rd October. Head judge, Tracy Chevalier, will choose a winner and runner-up, who will be announced on the 10th October.
Many congratulations to the writers of these 20 titles:
In the Black Blood
Instructions for Heartbreak
Mira and Tahliil
The Old Lie
The Three Sisters Below Strang Wood
The Wickedry of Mrs Wood