Desmond Elliott Prize 2015

The Desmond Elliott Prize is awarded for new fiction, with the judges searching for a “novel which has a compelling narrative, arresting characters and which is both vividly written and confidently realised.”. This year’s shortlist has definitely found novels with those qualities. On July 1 the £10,000 prize will be awarded to either Carys Bray for…

Book review: A Song for Issy Bradley by Carys Bray

There is no word in the English language to describe a parent who has lost their child, no way to signify to someone in just one word that this is a person who is grieving, who is trying to come to terms with an unspeakable loss. How we grieve, how a parent grieves, is at…