The Goldsmiths Prize 2016

Fiction at its most novel

Prize intro

The Goldsmiths Prize was established in 2013 to celebrate the qualities of creative daring associated with the University and to reward fiction that breaks the mould or extends the possibilities of the novel form. The annual prize of £10,000 is awarded to a book that is deemed genuinely novel and which embodies the spirit of invention that characterizes the genre at its best.

Prize intro

Key dates

Prize open for submissions

22 January 2016

Closing date for submission of entry forms

25 March 2016

Closing date for submission of finished books

1 July 2016

Shortlist announced

28 September 2016

Winner announced

9 November 2016


Contemporary writers discussing the art of fiction. The Goldsmiths Writers' Centre in association with the New Statesman presents:

The New Statesman / Goldsmiths Prize Lecture: Howard Jacobson

28 September 2016

Bernardine Evaristo

9 March 2016

Joanna Walsh and Claire-Louise Bennett

10 February 2016

Reading from Beatlebone by Kevin Barry

20 January 2016

The Judges