Diverse novels shortlisted for prestigious Glass Bell Award

The 2023 shortlist for the Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award has been announced, and it features a diverse group of novels from around the world. 

The shortlisted novels are: When We Were Birds by Ayanna Lloyd Banwo (British-Nigerian), Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin (American), Notes on an Execution by Danya Kukafka (American), The Leviathan by Rosie Andrews (British) and Metronome by Tom Watson (British).

Others are: The Second Sight of Zachary Cloudesley by Sean Lusk (British), The Final Strife by Saara El-Arifi (British-Iraqi), Wahala by Nikki May (British-Nigerian) and Pandora by Susan Stokes Chapman (British).

The Glass Bell Award is a literary prize awarded annually to a novel of any genre with “brilliant characterisation and a distinct voice that is confidently written and assuredly realised”. The award was founded in 2017 by David Headley, the co-founder and MD of Goldsboro Books.

The shortlist for the 2023 award features a wide range of genres, from historical fiction to science fiction to contemporary drama. The novels also represent a variety of voices from around the world, reflecting the diversity of the literary landscape today.

The winner of the 2023 Glass Bell Award will be announced on September 28, 2023. In the meantime, readers can enjoy the shortlisted novels and discover new and exciting voices in literature.

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