Republic of Consciousness Prize 2020 Longlist

The Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses is back. Here's the longlist for 2020.

Broken Jaw: Stories

Minoli Salgado

From the publisher:

"A brilliantly innovative mosaic of short stories of great skill and exquisite language. This is a compelling and beautiful and important book." – Robert Olen-Butler, ...

£10.00

Love

Hanne Orstavik, translated by Martin Aitken

From the publisher:

A short, suspenseful Norwegian winter’s tale crafted in beautifully spare and precise prose. A harrowing, tragic story of a mother and her son.

£10.00

LEONARD AND HUNGRY PAUL

Rónán Hession

Gayle recommends:

A book about a friendship between two quiet men who like board games and comfortable silences. It is, from the first paragraph, extremely funny (‘Leonard was raised by his ...

£8.99

Aliasing

Mara Coson

From the publisher:

Witch, whore, witch, whore, witch whore, witch whore,
witch whore, witch whore/ Wicky's witch in graveyards / climbing coconut trees, in only three seconds / when she’s ...

£9.95

Animalia

Jean-Baptiste Del Amo, translated by Frank Wynne

From the publisher:

ANIMALIA retraces the history of a modest peasant family through the twentieth century as they develop their small plot of land into an intensive pig farm.

£12.99

Patience

Toby Litt

From the publisher:

“This astonishing novel is difficult to discuss fully because, in addition to its many other fine qualities, it is a cliffhanger – one of the most perspiration-inducing ...

£9.99

Under Pressure

Faruk Sehic

From the publisher:

With this collection of brutal and heart-wrenching stories, the Bosnian writer Faruk Sehic secured his reputation as one of the greatest writers to emerge from the region. A ...

£9.99

That Lonesome Valley

Melissa Lee-Houghton

From the publisher:

Melissa Lee-Houghton’s debut novel is destined to become a classic of degenerate literature. It ranks alongside Trainspotting and Burroughs’ Junkie as a pre-eminent text ...

£15.00

Fatherhood

Caleb Klaces

From the publisher:

Fatherhood is the debut novel from award-winning poet Caleb Klaces, combining prose and poetry in a work of verse fiction.

£12.00

El Llano in flames

Juan Rulfo, translated by Stephen Beechinor

From the publisher:

‘Juan Rulfo didn’t write more than three hundred pages, but they are almost as many and, I believe, as durable as those we’re acquainted with from Sophocles.’ ...

£8.99

The Red Word

Sarah Henstra

From the publisher:

The Red Word offers a lyrical yet eyes-wide-open account of the epic clash between fraternities’ time-honoured ‘right to party’ and young women’s demands for sexual ...

£12.99