We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2019 Encore Award for best second novel of the year:

  • Sam Byers Perfidious Albion (Faber & Faber)
  • Kerry Hadley-Pryce Gamble (Salt Publishing)
  • Anthony Joseph Kitch (Peepal Tree Press)
  • Sally Rooney Normal People (Faber & Faber)
  • Daniel Shand Crocodile (Sandstone Press)
  • Sam Thompson Jott (JM Originals)

Please read the press release for more information. The 2019 judges are RSL Fellows Edmund Gordon, Nikita Lalwani and Eley Williams.

The winner will be announced on Thursday 13 June 2019.