Daniel Wiles‘ debut novel Mercia’s Take has been shortlisted for The Betty Trask Prize in the 2023 SoA Awards.
Judge Alex Preston said: ‘No judge of a literary prize will tell you that the process has been easy; I can’t think that many have had such a wonderful collection of novels to debate as we did this year. I was struck by how ambitious so many of the books were – again and again there was formal and thematic complexity on show, courageous attempts to give new shape to the novel. Our shortlist is brilliant and wide-ranging, a sign that our literary future is in very good hands.’
The winners will announced on 29 June at Southwark Cathedral. Tickets to the in-person event can be purchased here. The event will be livestreamed. Online attendance is free with RSVP available via this link.
Find out more about the shortlist.
Find out more about the book.