Criteria of ‘literary merit plus unputdownability’ behind Sally Skinner’s decision to enter Lucy’s Fiction Prize
An interview with Sally Skinner, shortlisted for the 2021 Prize with The Mirador
A wonderfully moving series of readings by the shortlisted authors of the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize 2020
The 2020 winner, Aoife Fitzpatrick, with her book An Arrangement in Grey and Black was announced in October. You can listen to Aoife reading from her entry An Arrangement in Grey and Black below:
Tim Bates, Head of the Books Department and literary agent sponsor at PFD, commented on this year’s winner:
"Aoife is a worthy winner from an unusually strong shortlist. Her An Arrangement in Grey and Black is a stunning and sophisticated historical novel, based on a true story of a murder trial in nineteenth century West Virginia, and the only time the testimony of a ghost has been allowed in a US courtroom. It’s a brilliant piece of historical re-creation."
Ten entries were free of charge thanks to the generous support of donors including Frances Perkins (writing as Frances Maynard, shortlisted in 2016), to support low-income writers.
Listen to the 2020 shortlisted authors below: