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The Encore Award

The Encore Award for the best second novel celebrates the achievement of outstanding second novels, often neglected in comparison to the attention given to promising first books.

This list is for any novel shortlisted for the Encore Award since it began in 1990.


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message 1: by Phillip (last edited Mar 31, 2017 04:56AM) (new)

Phillip Edwards The shortlist for the RSL Encore Award 2017:


Jenni Fagan - The Sunlight Pilgrims (William Heinemann)
Paul Kingsnorth - Beast (Faber & Faber)
Ian McGuire - The North Water (Scribner)
Eimear McBride - The Lesser Bohemians (Faber & Faber)
Sarah Perry - The Essex Serpent (Serpent’s Tail)
Sara Taylor - The Lauras (William Heinemann)


message 2: by Phillip (new)

Phillip Edwards The shortlist for the RSL Encore Award 2018:


Claire Fuller - Swimming Lessons (Fig Tree)
Andrew Michael Hurley - Devil’s Day (John Murray)
Lisa McInerney - The Blood Miracles (John Murray)
Fiona Melrose - Johannesburg (Corsair)
Chibundu Onuzo - Welcome To Lagos (Faber & Faber)
Natasha Pulley - The Bedlam Stacks (Bloomsbury Circus)


message 3: by Phillip (last edited May 20, 2019 06:15AM) (new)

Phillip Edwards The shortlist for the RSL Encore Award 2019:


Sam Byers Perfidious Albion (Faber & Faber)
Kerry Hadley-Pryce Gamble (Salt Publishing)
Anthony Joseph Kitch (Peepal Tree Press)
Sally Rooney Normal People (Faber & Faber)
Daniel Shand Crocodile (Sandstone Press)
Sam Thompson Jott (JM Originals)


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