Goldsmiths prize

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Isabel Waidner wins Goldsmiths prize for ‘mindbending’ Sterling Karat Gold
Waidner’s third novel follows a non-binary migrant who is arrested in London in what has been described as ‘Kafka’s The Trial written for the era of gaslighting’

Alison Flood

10, Nov, 2021 @7:30 PM

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'A literary masterpiece': M John Harrison wins Goldsmiths prize for innovative fiction
The Sunken Land Begins to Rise Again wins the £10,000 prize for ‘fiction that breaks the mould’

Alison Flood

11, Nov, 2020 @7:45 PM

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DBC Pierre’s smartphone era novel leads Goldsmiths prize shortlist
Meanwhile in Dopamine City, which is told in two columns to mimic our divided attention, is one of six finalists for the award for ‘fiction at its most novel’

Alison Flood

14, Oct, 2020 @7:00 PM

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Eimear McBride: ‘Women are really angry. I feel a deep, burning sense of injustice at the way women are treated’
Her modernist debut explored the trauma of a young woman, while her latest novel examines the loneliness of middle age. The novelist talks about powering fiction with fury

Lisa Allardice

24, Jan, 2020 @11:58 AM

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One long sentence, 1,000 pages: Lucy Ellmann 'masterpiece' wins Goldsmiths prize
Ducks, Newburyport wins £10,000 prize for fiction that ‘breaks the mould’ of the novel, a month after missing out on the Booker

Alison Flood

13, Nov, 2019 @8:00 PM

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Lucy Ellmann's long sentence leads to Goldsmiths shortlist
Prize for mould-breaking fiction lists Ducks, Newburyport alongside innovative works by Mark Haddon, Deborah Levy, Amy Arnold, Vesna Main and Isabel Waidner

Alison Flood

02, Oct, 2019 @8:00 PM

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Robin Robertson wins Goldsmiths prize for innovative fiction with The Long Take
Scottish poet wins £10,000 prize for his ‘narrative poem’ about a D-Day veteran in search of a home in postwar America

Alison Flood

14, Nov, 2018 @8:01 PM

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Pretentious, impenetrable, hard work ... better? Why we need difficult books
This year’s Booker-winner Milkman has been criticised for being challenging. But are we confusing readability with literary value?

Sam Leith

10, Nov, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Judging the Goldsmiths prize for fiction | Adam Mars-Jones
As the 2018 shortlist is announced, the chair of this year’s judges explains how they hope to reward more than simple innovation

Adam Mars-Jones

26, Sep, 2018 @8:00 PM

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Awards for women, writers of colour, small presses – why are there so many books prizes?
There are so many literary prizes these days that they could be regarded as an industry in their own right – but they’re needed to change the status quo

Claire Armitstead

21, Feb, 2018 @12:29 PM

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Nicola Barker wins Goldsmiths prize for her novel H(a)ppy
Barker beats novels by Will Self and Jon McGregor to take home the £10,000 literary prize for her narrative-bending vision of a dystopian future

Alison Flood

15, Nov, 2017 @8:00 PM

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Blake Morrison on the Goldsmiths prize for fiction: ‘There are still things to say that haven’t been said before’
Winner Mike McCormack’s Solar Bones represents all that is innovative in literature

Blake Morrison

11, Nov, 2016 @11:00 AM

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