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