Our House by Louise Candlish, Swan Song by Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott and An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim are all included on the Goldsboro Book longlist for the third Glass Bell Award. This is the third year of the award, which celebrates the best storytelling across all genres of contemporary fiction and has a prize of £2,000 for the winner.
Our House by Louise Candlish has previously won the Crime & Thriller Book of the Year at the British Book Awards and is a Sunday Times bestseller. Kelleigh Greenberg Jephcott’s Swan Song won the McKitterick Prize and was longlisted for the Women’s Prize, and An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim was shortlisted for the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize.
The shortlist will be announced on 1 August and will be judged by Goldsboro Books founder David Headley and his team. Headley described the longlist was “incredibly broad and varied … demonstrating the incredible range of fiction being published today, including thrillers, historical novels through the ages and, in probably a sign of the times, two unnerving dystopias.”
The overall winner will be announced on 16th September at Goldsboro Books, London.