Authors’ Club – Best First Novel Award 2011

The Authors’ Club has updated its website with some details about this year’s Best First Novel Award.

The shortlist was selected by a panel of club members. The chair of judges, literary critic Suzi Feay said:

From a very strong longlist of 12 books it was difficult to prune, but after a tense discussion six titles clearly came to the fore. We have a wonderfully diverse shortlist. Reading all six will take you on a epic voyage to the far north; to a mystical English mansion; a dangerous dead-end town in Brazil; into the mind of a most original female narrator; through three eras of gay London; and headlong into an gripping Indian mystery. All these authors have the potential to go on to brilliant careers.

(via Best First Novel Award « Authors’ Club.)

The guest adjudicator Joanne Harris, and the winner will be announced on 14th April 2011.

It’s fantastic to see DRY SEASON included on that shortlist.

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