The serpent slithers on! 

This time, onto two prestigious shortlists for the 2017 Dylan Thomas Prize, and the 2017 RSL Encore Award. Huge congratulations to Sarah!

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)
And here's the shortlist for the RSL Encore Award:
  • 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)
Good luck to all! 
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