2024 Prize

Key dates

Prize open for submissions 19 January 2024
Deadline for submission of entry forms 5pm, 22 March 2024
Deadline for submission of finished books 5pm, 15 June 2024
Shortlist announced 2 October 2024
Winner announced 6 November 2024

The Judges

Abigail Shinn (Chair)

Abigail Shinn is a Lecturer in Early Modern Literature and Culture at Goldsmiths.

She is the author of Conversion Narratives in Early Modern England: Tales of Turning. She has also published journal articles on the topics of drama and architecture, dreams, copious texts, and the work of Edmund Spenser.

Sara Baume

Sara Baume is the author of three novels, Spill Simmer Falter Wither, A Line Made by Walking and Seven Steeples, two of which have been shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize, and one book of creative non-fiction, handiwork, which was shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize.

In 2023 she was named one of Granta magazine’s Best Young British Novelists. She lives in Ireland, where she works also as a visual artist.

Xiaolu Guo

Xiaolu Guo is a memoirist, novelist and filmmaker. Her novels include I Am China. Her memoir Once Upon A Time In The East won the National Book Critics Circle Award 2017 and was shortlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize. A Lover’s Discourse was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize 2020 and longlisted for the Orwell Prize.

Named as a Granta Best of Young British Novelists, she has directed a dozen films, including How Is Your Fish Today (Sundance Official Selection 2007). Her feature She, A Chinese received the Golden Leopard Award at the Locarno Festival 2009.

She has had film retrospectives at London’s Whitechapel Gallery, Cinématheque Switzerland, and the Greek Film Archive. She has been a visiting professor at Columbia University and Baruch College in New York, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

Lola Seaton

Lola Seaton is an associate editor at New Left Review and a contributing writer at the New Statesman.

Her writing has appeared in the Point magazine, the London Review of Books and the New York Review of Books, among other places. She lives in London.