Tuesday 22 June 2021

'Mrs Death Misses Death' longlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize 2021


🎉 Amazing news to wake up to this morning. 
My first nomination for debut novel 'Mrs Death Misses Death'
longlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize. Incredible news. 

Thank you to the judges and Canongate and Own It! 
Congratulations to all other authors, love these books, 
such a brilliant long list! Thank you! Xx

"The longlist for the Gordon Burn Prize 2021 has been announced, as selected by chair of the judges, author Denise Mina; writer and poet Derek Owusu; novelist and short story writer Irenosen Okojie; and literary journalist and editor Sian Cain. The prize is run in partnership by the Gordon Burn Trust, New Writing North, Faber & Faber and Durham Book Festival. The winner will be announced at Durham Book Festival on 14 October 2021." Read all about it at New Writing North 

The Gordon Burn Prize 2021 longlist is:

A Ghost in the Throat (Tramp Press), Doireann Ní Ghríofa

A Little Devil in America (Penguin Press), Hanif Abdurraqib

A River Called Time (Canongate), Courttia Newland

Come Join Our Disease (Faber), Sam Byers

Diary of a Film (Dialogue), Niven Govinden

In The End it Was All About Love (Rough Trade Books), Musa Okwonga

Klopp: My Liverpool Romance (Faber), Anthony Quinn

Luckenbooth (William Heinemann), Jenni Fagan

Mrs Death Misses Death (Canongate), Salena Godden

My Phantoms (Granta), Gwendoline Riley

Open Water (Viking), Caleb Azumah Nelson

Sea State (HarperCollins), Tabitha Lasley

The Bookseller: "This is a wonderful selection and they all challenged and delighted our judging panel, and reflect Gordon Burn's own wide ranging artistic ambitions and interests", this year's 12-strong Gordon Burn Prize longlist has been announced, see more here: bit.ly/3gO7FyS

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