Thursday, 16 October 2008

Glen Dimplex shortlist

Announced on 7 October 2008 - for first books. Very little Irish slant here.


Allan Bush Last Bird Singing Seren
Aifric Campbell The Semantics of Murder Serpent’s Tail
Daniel Davies The Isle of Dogs Serpent’s Tail
Rowan Somerville The End of Sleep Orion Publishing
David Szalay London and The South-East Random House Group Ltd
Robin Yassin-Kassab The Road from Damascus Hamish Hamilton

My sister writes for Serpent's Tail.


Paul Batchelor The Sinking Road Bloodaxe Books Ltd shortlisted for the Jerwood Aldeburgh First Collection Prize
Ciaran Berry The Sphere of Birds The Gallery Press
Valeria Melchioretto The End of Limbo Salt Publishing
Eleanor Rees Andvaste's Hair Salt Publishing (nominated for the Forward prize 2007)
Kathryn Simmonds Sunday at the Skin Launderette Seren nomiated for the Guardian First bok award
Will Stone Glaciation Salt Publishing

Salt Publishing do well again and one from Ireland's Gallery Press.

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