We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the Encore Award 2021, for best second novel of the year. The 2021 judges are Sian Cain, Nikita Lalwani and Paul Muldoon.

  • Piranesi by Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury)
  • Should We Fall Behind by Sharon Duggal (Bluemoose Books)
  • The Blind Light by Stuart Evers (Picador)
  • The Wild Laughter by Caoilinn Hughes (One World)
  • The First Woman by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi (One World)

Please read the press release for more information. For press enquiries relating to the Encore Award please contact Clair Chamberlain at Bread and Butter PR: [email protected]

The winner will be announced on Thursday 20 May.