Sara Baume & the Desmond Elliott Prize

We’re thrilled to announce that Sara Baume’s Spill Simmer Falter Wither has been longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize for debut fiction. Past winners include Eimear McBride, and Sara is in fine company on the list alongside:

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon (Borough Press)
The Honours by Tim Clare (Canongate)
The Butcher’s Hook by Janet Ellis (Two Roads)
Things We Have in Common by Tasha Kavanagh (Canongate)
Disclaimer by Renée Knight (Doubleday)
Mrs Engels by Gavin McCrea (Scribe)
The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney (John Murray)
The House at the Edge of the World by Julia Rochester (Viking)
The Weightless World by Anthony Trevelyan (Galley Beggar Press)

The shortlist will be announced on May 6th, and the winner will be revealed on June 22nd. Read more here.

Sara’s awards for Spill Simmer Falter Wither so far are really stacking up:

Winner of the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature for 2015
Hennessy New Irish Writer 2015
Winner of the Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year Award (Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2015)
Short-listed for the Costa First Novel Award Long-listed for The Guardian First Book Award 2015,
A Readers’ Choice Long-listed for the Warwick Prize for Writing 2015
The Kate O’Brien Award
Long-listed for 2015 Edinburgh First Novel Award Barnes & Noble Spring 2016
Discover Great New Writers March 2016 Indie Next Pick 2016
Winter/Spring Indies Introduce Pick
Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize