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Desmond Elliott Prize 2019 Book Reviews

By Ian G Evans, on 10 May 2019

Following the announcement of the Desmond Elliott Prize’s 2019 longlist, ten students from the Publishing MA course were invited to review the ten nominated titles. The 2019 longlist reveals ‘recurring themes of trauma, ownership and abandonment’ and features an extraordinary range of stories. This year is the 12th edition of the Prize, which celebrates debut novels written in English and published in the UK. It is named after Desmond Elliott, a literary agent and publisher.

The Desmond Elliott Prize’s 2019 Longlist:

Golden Child by Claire Adam, reviewed by Freencky Portas

A Perfect Explanation by Eleanor Anstruther, reviewed by Charisa Gunasekera

Hold by Michael Donkor, reviewed by Harriet Furze

The Chameleon by Samuel Fisher, reviewed by Ralitsa Chorbadzhiyska

Everything Under by Daisy Johnson, reviewed by Phoebe Alice Gilroy

Devoured by Anna Mackmin, reviewed by César Castañeda

Future Popes of Ireland by Darragh Martin, reviewed by Ylva Monsen

Follow Me to Ground by Sue Rainsford, reviewed by Antonia Kasoulidou

Stubborn Archivist by Yara Rodrigues Fowler, reviewed by Rose Ferrao

Testament by Kim Sherwood, reviewed by Susie Butler

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