Encore Award

The £10,000 Encore Award for the best second novel was first awarded in 1990.[1] It is sponsored by Lucy Astor.[1] 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.[2] Entry is by publisher.

Encore Award
Sponsored byLucy Astor
Date1990 (1990)
CountryUnited Kingdom
Presented byRoyal Society of Literature 
Reward(s)£10,000
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List of winners

Year Author Book Award
1990 Peter Benson A Lesser Dependency £3,750
Paul Watkins Calm at Sunset, Calm at Dawn[1] £3,750
1991 Carey Harrison Richard's Feet £7,500
1992 Iain Sinclair Downriver[1] £7,500
1993 Colm Tóibín The Heather Blazing[1] £7,500
1994 Amit Chaudhuri Afternoon Raag[1] £7,500
1995 Dermot Healy A Goat's Song[3] £7,500
1996 A.L. Kennedy So I am Glad[1] £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[1] £3,750
1999 Christina Koning Undiscovered Country[1] £7,500
2000 John Burnside The Mercy Boys[4] £2,500
Claire Messud The Last Life £2,500
Matt Thorne Eight Minutes Idle £2,500
Phil Whitaker Triangulation £2,500
2001 Anne Enright What Are You Like?[5] £10,000
2002 Ali Smith Hotel World[2] £10,000
2003 Jeremy Gavron The Book of Israel £10,000
2004 Michelle de Kretser The Hamilton Case[6] £10,000
2005 Nadeem Aslam Maps for Lost Lovers[7] £10,000
2006/07 M. J. Hyland Carry Me Down[2] £10,000
2008/09 Julia Leigh Disquiet[8] £10,000
2010/11 Adam Foulds The Quickening Maze £10,000
2011 Joe Dunthorne Wild Abandon[9] £10,000
2012 Ned Beauman The Teleportation Accident[10] £10,000
2013 Evie Wyld All The Birds, Singing[11] £10,000
2014 Neel Mukherjee The Lives of Others[12] £10,000
2015 Sunjeev Sahota The Year of the Runaways[13] £10,000
2017 Ian McGuire The North Water[14] £10,000
2018 Andrew Michael Hurley Devil's Day[15] £5,000
Lisa McInerney The Blood Miracles £5,000

References

  1. Rees, Jasper (1999-09-04). "Suffering from second novel syndrome? You are not alone". Telegraph. Retrieved 2011-12-05.
  2. Clark, Alex (2007-05-27). "I'm no judge of fashion ... | Culture | The Observer". Guardian. Retrieved 2011-12-05.
  3. "Dermot Healy at Cafe Sessions - Entertainment - Going Out - Articles - Anglo Celt". Anglocelt.ie. 2009-11-04. Retrieved 2011-12-05.
  4. "John Burnside's top 10 Scottish poetry collections | Books | guardian.co.uk". Guardian. 2005-02-07. Retrieved 2011-12-05.
  5. Williams, Martin (2007-10-17). "Booker Prize won by outsider Anne Enright". Herald Scotland. Retrieved 2011-12-05.
  6. Mukherjee, Neel (2008-09-04). "Dog Days". TIME. Retrieved 2011-12-05.
  7. Pauli, Michelle (2006-02-23). "Decibel award shortlist announced | Books | guardian.co.uk". Guardian. Retrieved 2011-12-05.
  8. Archived October 16, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  9. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-01-21. Retrieved 2012-12-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. "2012 Winner". Encore Award. 2013. Archived from the original on 23 June 2014. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
  11. "2013 Winner". Encore Award. 19 June 2014. Archived from the original on 22 June 2014. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
  12. "2014 Winner". Encore Award. 19 June 2014. Archived from the original on 21 January 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
  13. "The Encore Award for the best second novel". Royal Society of Literature. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  14. "The Encore Award for the best second novel" (PDF). Royal Society of Literature. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  15. "Encore award winners 2018" (PDF). Royal Society of Literature. Retrieved 2019-04-08.
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