Goldsmiths Prize Shortlist 2019

The Goldsmiths Prize continues to be far and away the most interesting literary prize going. This year's shortlist is phenomenal - full of great work from small presses, and includes shop favourites Deborah Levy and Isabel Waidner. Long live the Goldsmiths Prize!

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Slip of a Fish

Amy Arnold

From the publisher:

A single act unravels a mother-daughter relationship in this uncompromising debut. Winner of the 2018 Northern Book Prize


Ducks, Newburyport

Lucy Ellmann

From the publishers:



The Porpoise

Mark Haddon

Adam Smyth writes:

Ben Jonson’s comedy The New Inn (1629) was, by all accounts, a theatrical disaster: ‘negligently played’ at the Blackfriars Theatre, according to its title page, ‘and ...


The Man Who Saw Everything

Deborah Levy

Lidija Haas writes:

The world according to Deborah Levy is like an emotionally charged dream or joke. A man accepts soup from an elderly neighbour and retches, catlike, on a mouthful of grey ...


Good Day?

Vesna Main

From the publisher:

This novel-within-a-novel charts the writing of a story about Richard and Anna, a middle-aged professional couple, who face the biggest crisis of their twenty-five-year ...