The Guardian First Book Award 2013 Longlist

24th Aug 2013

The Guardian First Book Award 2013 Longlist
Things just keep looking better for women writers: they dominate yet another literary prize longlist.

This time it’s the Guardian’s first book award which invites both fiction and non-fiction entries from debut authors.

Seven of the eleven listed are women, including the only poetry entry from Claire Trévien, for The Shipwrecked House.

Trévien was this year’s Readers’ Choice: yet more vindication that the reading public want female literary talent to be recognised.

Along with Donal Ryan, Stephen Emmott, Stephen Grosz and Felix Martin, the nominees are:

NoViolet BulawayoWe Need New Names

Gill Hornby The Hive

Hannah Kent – Burial Rites

Lottie MoggachKiss Me First

Shereen El FekiSex and the Citadel

Polly MorlandThe Society of Timid Souls

Claire TrévienThe Shipwecked House

Which ones have you read, and which ones will be investigating now that they’ve made it onto the longlist?