The Encore Award gives £10,000 annually, celebrating outstanding achievements in second novels – filling a niche in the catalogue of literary prizes. This year’s judges are Maura Dooley, Daljit Nagra and Nikesh Shukla and the five shortlisted novels are:
Milk Teeth, Jessica Andrews (Hodder)
Factory Girls, Michelle Gallen (John Murrays)
Emergency, Daisy Hildyard (Fitzcarraldo Editions)
Complicit, Winnie M Li (Orion Books)
Here Again Now, Okechukwu Nzelu (Little Brown)
For full details, please visit the Encore Award page.