Carys Bray: author of A Song for Issy Bradley, “a heart-breaking and tremendously funny account of a family negotiating a personal tragedy in a devout Mormon community”

The Desmond Elliott Prize 2015, one of the most prestigious awards for first-time novelists, announced its shortlist today – Elizabeth is Missing by E(...)

Eimear McBride: depicts in her own singular language a young woman’s relationship with her brother, and the long shadow cast by his childhood brain tumour. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Eimear McBride has won the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award for her debut novel, A Girl Is A Half-formed Thing. The prize was announced as(...)