The Goldsmiths Prize
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.
2020 Winner: The Sunken Land Begins to Rise Again by M. John Harrison
“M. John Harrison has produced a literary masterpiece that will continue to be read in 100 years time, if the planet survives that long” Frances Wilson, Chair of Judges.
|Prize open for submissions||22 January 2021|
|Deadline for submission of entry forms||5pm, 26 March 2021|
|Deadline for submission of finished books||5pm, 25 June 2021|
|Shortlist announced||6 October 2021|
|Winner announced||10 November 2021|
The Goldsmiths Prize App for iOS
Download the app to read information on all the nominated books, watch interviews and readings, explore the fresco that lies at the heart of Ali Smith's 2014 winner How to be Both, and see pages from the manuscript and first draft of Eimear McBride's A Girl is a Half-formed Thing.