The winner of the Goldsmiths Prize 2015 is Beatlebone by Kevin Barry.
'Beatlebone is a novel that takes its reader to the edge – of the Western world, of sanity, of fame, of words. But it also takes us to the very edge of the novel form, where it meets its notorious doppelgänger, autobiography. Its compulsive narrative of one of the last century’s great musicians and pop icons gradually, and without a hint of contrivance, becomes a startling and original meditation on the uncanny relationship of a writer to his character. Intricately weaving and blurring fiction and life, Beatlebone embodies beautifully this prize’s spirit of creative risk. We’re proud to crown it our winner.’ (Josh Cohen, Chair of Judges).
The 2015 shortlist
|Prize open for submissions||23 January 2015|
|Closing date for submission of entry forms||27 March 2015|
|Closing date for submission of finished books||3 July 2015|
|Shortlist announced||1 October 2015|
|Winner announced||11 November 2015|
Contemporary writers discussing the art of fiction. The Goldsmiths Writers' Centre in association with the New Statesman presents:
|Readings from the 2015 shortlist||21 October 2015|