April 10, 2018

We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2018 Encore Award:

  • 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)

Please read the press release for further information.

The 2018 judges are the literary journalist Alex Clark (Chair), poet and children’s writer Julia Copus, and Ted Hodgkinson, Senior Programmer for Literature and Spoken Word at Southbank Centre.

The winner will be announced on Wednesday 9 May 2018.

Press enquiries should be sent to Annette Brook, Communications Manager, annette@rsliterature.org, 020 7845 4680.

Related Awards

The Royal Society of Literature’s Encore Award

For the best second novel of the year.