Lincoln in the Bardo
2017 saw a win for George Saunders for Lincoln in the Bardo, the first full-length novel from this internationally renowned short story writer. It was also the second year that an American author had won the prize. 29- year–old debut novelist and bookseller, Fiona Mozley, was shortlisted for Elmet which she began writing on her mobile phone on the train from London to York. The guest list for the awards ceremony at London’s Guildhall included a broad range of names from across the cultural sector and featured live readings of the shortlist from Maxine Peake, Olivia Williams (who had been a judge in 2016) and Rhashan Stone.