The Essex Serpent charms its way onto awards shortlists
The serpent slithers on!
The full shortlist for the Dylan Thomas Prize - where we're pleased to see five of the six shortlisted books come from independent publishers.
- The Story of a Brief Marriage – Anuk Arudpragasam – Sri Lanka (Granta)
- Pigeon – Alys Conran – UK (Parthian)
- Cain – Luke Kennard – UK (Penned in the Margins)
- The High Places – Fiona McFarlane - Australia (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
- The Essex Serpent – Sarah Perry - UK (Serpent’s Tail)
- Dog Run Moon: Stories – Callan Wink – US (Granta)
- Jenni Fagan The Sunlight Pilgrims (Cornerstone)
- Paul Kingsnorth Beast (Faber & Faber)
- Ian McGuire The North Water (Scribner)
- Eimear McBride The Lesser Bohemians (Faber & Faber)
- Sarah Perry The Essex Serpent (Serpent’s Tail)
- Sara Taylor The Lauras (Cornerstone)