We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the Encore Award 2020, in its 30th year, for best second novel:

  • David KeenanFor the Good Times (Faber & Faber)
  • Patrick McGuinnessThrow Me to the Wolves (Jonathan Cape)
  • Billy O’CallaghanMy Coney Island Baby (Jonathan Cape)
  • Shiromi PintoPlastic Emotions (Influx Press)
  • Luiza SaumaEverything You Ever Wanted (Viking)

Please read the press release for more information. The 2020 judges are RSL Fellows Edmund Gordon, Nikita Lalwani and Eley Williams.

The winner will be announced on Thursday 25 June 2020.

Related RSL Fellows

Eley Williams 2018
Nikita Lalwani 2018
Edmund Gordon 2018