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The Goldsmiths Prize 2016: Shortlist Readings
Wed 26 October 2016, 19:00 – 20:30 BST
The Goldsmiths Writers' Centre in association with the New Statesman presents the Goldsmiths Prize 2016 Shortlist Readings
The six writers shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize reading from and discussing their novels
Dr Tim Parnell, Literary Director of the Goldsmiths Prize, will introduce readings from Rachel Cusk, Deborah Levy, Eimear McBride, Mike McCormack, Sarah Ladipo Manyika & Anakana Schofield.
‘Innovative novels used to suffer from the stigma of ‘difficulty’ but one thing we’ve learned since the Goldsmiths Prize was launched four years ago is what a large and responsive readership they reach. The six books on this year’s shortlist have a wide range of subject matter and idiom but all show the same desire to push boundaries and take risks. Dark areas are explored with a lightness of touch. And serious themes broached (love, sexuality, family, ageing, physical illness, mental distress) with no loss of humour or irony. Narrowed down from an entry of 111 titles, it’s a list the judges arrived at without rancour or compromise, and one that demonstrates the healthy state of British and Irish fiction today.’ Professor Blake Morrison, Chair of Judges.
For full details of the shortlist novels, visit http://www.gold.ac.uk/goldsmiths-prize/
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Goldsmiths, University of London