The Goldsmiths Prize 2019

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Fiction at its most novel

Prize intro

The Goldsmiths Prize was established in 2013 to celebrate the qualities of creative daring associated with the College 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

The Judges

Key dates

Prize open for submissions

25 January 2019

Closing date for submission of entry forms

29 March 2019

Closing date for submission of finished books

28 June 2019

Shortlist announced

2 October 2019

Winner announced

13 November 2019
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