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The annual Goldsmiths Prize was established in 2013 to discover and celebrate innovative works by both new and established writers, or “fiction at its most novel.” The £10,000 Prize has already started to shake up the worlds of publishing and reviewing, despite its relative infancy, making them less resistant to innovation and experiment. Playing safe is no longer the only option. Past winners include Eimear McBride (A Girl is A Half-formed Thing) and Ali Smith (How to Be Both). Smith declared that this was the Prize that any novelist that cares for fiction should most want to win.

This short course, taught by novelist and literary critic Professor Adam Mars-Jones will centre on the novels that have won the Goldsmiths Prize. We’ll conduct seminars focusing on each past winner, alternating with events at writers (starting from the most recent winner of the Prize) read from their work and discuss them with other writers and critics, as well as the audience. This is a unique opportunity to explore some of the most exciting and innovative fiction published in recent years, including:

2013 – A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing (Eimear McBride)

2014 - How to be Both (Ali Smith)

2015 – Beetlebone (Kevin Barry)

2016 – Solar Bones (Mike McCormack)

2017 – The Winner (announced 15 November 2017 – you may be interested in our Shortlist to Winner course)

If you have any questions about this short course please get in touch with us at shortcourses@gold.ac.uk

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