Skip to main content

Listen to these series of wonderful readings by the shortlisted authors of the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize 2021

Megan Davis has won the 2021 Lucy Cavendish College Fiction Prize with her novel The Messenger.

You can listen to Megan reading from her entry below:

Tim Bates, Head of the Books Department and literary agent sponsor at PFD, commented on this year winner:

"This year's shortlist was of a uniformly high-quality and it was incredibly hard to choose a winner. But Megan Davis's The Messenger stood out for its style and confidence, and its compelling portrait of family relations. It is a gripping and cool literary thriller, that cleverly manages to be both a why- and who-dunnit."

This was the biggest year yet for the Prize, which received an incredible total of over 750 entries. Thanks to the generosity of Fellow Emerita and judge, Dr Isobel Maddison, editor and ghost-writer, Gillian Stern, and 2020 shortlisted author, Laure Van Rensburg, we were able to offer fourteen sponsored entries for low income writers.

Listen to the 2021 shortlisted authors below: