The £10,000 Encore Award for the best second novel was first awarded in 1990. It is sponsored by Lucy Astor. The award fills a niche in the catalogue of literary prizes by celebrating the achievement of outstanding second novels, often neglected in comparison to the attention given to promising first books. Entry is by publisher.
|Sponsored by||Lucy Astor|
|Presented by||Royal Society of Literature |
List of winners
|1990||Peter Benson||A Lesser Dependency||£3,750|
|Paul Watkins||Calm at Sunset, Calm at Dawn||£3,750|
|1991||Carey Harrison||Richard's Feet||£7,500|
|1993||Colm Tóibín||The Heather Blazing||£7,500|
|1994||Amit Chaudhuri||Afternoon Raag||£7,500|
|1995||Dermot Healy||A Goat's Song||£7,500|
|1996||A.L. Kennedy||So I am Glad||£7,500|
|1997||David Flusfeder||Like Plastic||£7,500|
|1998||Timothy O'Grady||I Could Read the Sky||£3,750|
|Alan Warner||These Demented Lands||£3,750|
|1999||Christina Koning||Undiscovered Country||£7,500|
|2000||John Burnside||The Mercy Boys||£2,500|
|Claire Messud||The Last Life||£2,500|
|Matt Thorne||Eight Minutes Idle||£2,500|
|2001||Anne Enright||What Are You Like?||£10,000|
|2002||Ali Smith||Hotel World||£10,000|
|2003||Jeremy Gavron||The Book of Israel||£10,000|
|2004||Michelle de Kretser||The Hamilton Case||£10,000|
|2005||Nadeem Aslam||Maps for Lost Lovers||£10,000|
|2006/07||M. J. Hyland||Carry Me Down||£10,000|
|2010/11||Adam Foulds||The Quickening Maze||£10,000|
|2011||Joe Dunthorne||Wild Abandon||£10,000|
|2012||Ned Beauman||The Teleportation Accident||£10,000|
|2013||Evie Wyld||All The Birds, Singing||£10,000|
|2014||Neel Mukherjee||The Lives of Others||£10,000|
|2015||Sunjeev Sahota||The Year of the Runaways||£10,000|
|2017||Ian McGuire||The North Water||£10,000|
|2018||Andrew Michael Hurley||Devil's Day||£5,000|
|Lisa McInerney||The Blood Miracles||£5,000|
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