Today we are hugely excited to officially unveil the shortlist for the inaugural Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award for Contemporary Fiction. Congratulations to all of the shortlisted authors, and we hope that you'll agree that it's a magnificent shortlist!
The Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award is a new annual award worth £2,000 that celebrates contemporary fiction. The prize is for a novel written in English and published the previous year in the UK. Open to both established and debut authors, the Award is judged by Managing Director David Headley and the team at Goldsboro Books.
The winner will be announced on 28th September 2017.
Anatomy of a Soldier - Harry Parker (Faber)
The North Water - Ian McGuire (Scribner)
Pendulum - Adam Hamdy (Headline)
The Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead (Fleet)
Everyone Brave is Forgiven - Chris Cleave (Sceptre)
The Wolf Road - Beth Lewis (Borough Press)