We are thrilled to announce the 2023 shortlist.
Damsel by Becca Luke
Gentleman Wong by K. J. A. Lee
If there’s One Thing You Should Know about Me by Joshua King
Middle State by Scott Penn
Strange Vine by Rosamund Healey
The Child’s Bargain by Lucy Peters
The Englishman by Omar Al-Khayatt
The Lost Secret of Owain Glyndŵr by Theo Malings
The Patron Saint of Silence by Toyin Adekola
Your Self Again by Maira Bakenova
Congratulations to the ten listed writers!
Thank you to all entrants in this year’s First Novel Prize. It’s been a thrill and a privilege to read your work.
This year more promising writers than ever before will not have been shortlisted. Over the coming weeks, we will aim to send some brief feedback to as many entrants as we can.
We will announce the two winners on the 31st of August 2023.
Until next year, keep writing and enjoy the discovery!