Republic of Consciousness Prize 2020 Shortlist

The Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses has whittled the excellent longlist down to just five books. The winner will be announced on Tuesday 24 March.


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.


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, ...



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.



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 ...