Guardian First Book Award 2011

The long list has been announced for the Guardian first book award. From 136 nominations, 10 books were selected; of these 6 were fiction, 2 of non-fiction and 1 of poetry. A prize of £10,000 is awarded to the winner who will be chosen from a short list, decided by a judging panel and assisted by a series of British regional reading groups. The long listed titles are all great reads from debut novelists, demonstrating exception skill and craftsmanship.

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