Books  |  May 14, 2020

Taffy Brodesser-Akner shortlisted for McKitterick Prize

Taffy Brodesser-Akner has been shortlisted for the Society of Authors McKitterick Prize for her novel, Fleishman is in Trouble. 

The McKitterick Prize is awarded for a first novel by a writer over 40. The Society of Authors' Awards are run for authors and judged by authors, annually recognising the best and most promising voices of the year. 

The shortlist is as follows:

  • Golden Child by Claire Adam
  • Diary of a Somebody by Brian Bilston
  • Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
  • The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins
  • Leonard and Hungry Paul by Rónán Hession
  • The Travelers by Regina Porter

McKitterick Prize judge Abir Mukherjee says: ‘Once again it’s been an honour to judge the McKitterick Prize and a pleasure to read the entries. What is wonderful is the diversity and quality of these debuts, and it proves that age and experience really can contribute to wonderful writing.’

The full Society of Authors' Awards shortlists can be found here. Winners will be announced in June 2020.