Republic of Consciousness Prize 2021

The Republic of Consciousness Prize recognises the incredible, innovative work brought to our attention by the small presses of the UK and Ireland, with prize money going to the presses, as well as the authors, recognising their invaluable contribution to the wider literary ecosystem.

The longlist is always full of brilliant, unexpected stuff, and this year's is no different. As judge John Mitchinson said, 'Should anyone ask about the health of the independent sector in this most difficult of years, this pile of ten very different books offers a complete and definitive answer.'


Shola von Reinhold

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