Encore Award

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The £10,000 Encore Award for the best second novel was first awarded in 1990.[1] It is sponsored by Lucy Astor.[1] The award fills a niche in the catalogue of literary prizes by celebrating the achievement of outstanding second novels, often neglected in comparison to the attention given to promising first books.[2] Entry is by publisher.

The next award is due to be given in May 2013 for the best second novel of 2012.

List of winners[edit]

Anne Enright won with What Are You Like? in 2001.
Ali Smith won with Hotel World in 2002.
Year Author Book Award
1990 Peter Benson A Lesser Dependency £3,750
Paul Watkins Calm at Sunset, Calm at Dawn[1] £3,750
1991 Carey Harrison Richard's Feet £7,500
1992 Iain Sinclair Downriver[1] £7,500
1993 Colm Tóibín The Heather Blazing[1] £7,500
1994 Amit Chaudhuri Afternoon Raag[1] £7,500
1995 Dermot Healy A Goat's Song[3] £7,500
1996 A.L. Kennedy So I am Glad[1] £7,500
1997 David Flusfeder Like Plastic £7,500
1998 Timothy O'Grady I Could Read the Sky £3,750
Alan Warner These Demented Lands[1] £3,750
1999 Christina Koning Undiscovered Country[1] £7,500
2000 John Burnside The Mercy Boys[4] £2,500
Claire Messud The Last Life £2,500
Matt Thorne Eight Minutes Idle £2,500
Phil Whitaker Triangulation £2,500
2001 Anne Enright What Are You Like?[5] £10,000
2002 Ali Smith Hotel World[2] £10,000
2003 Jeremy Gavron The Book of Israel £10,000
2004 Michelle de Kretser The Hamilton Case[6] £10,000
2005 Nadeem Aslam Maps for Lost Lovers[7] £10,000
2006/07 M. J. Hyland Carry Me Down[2] £10,000
2008/09 Julia Leigh Disquiet[8] £10,000
2010/11 Adam Foulds The Quickening Maze £10,000
2011 Joe Dunthorne Wild Abandon[9] £10,000
2012 Ned Beauman The Teleportation Accident[10] £10,000
2013 Evie Wyld All the Birds, Singing[11] £10,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Rees, Jasper (1999-09-04). "Suffering from second novel syndrome? You are not alone". Telegraph. Retrieved 2011-12-05. 
  2. ^ a b c Clark, Alex (2007-05-27). "I'm no judge of fashion ... | Culture | The Observer". Guardian. Retrieved 2011-12-05. 
  3. ^ "Dermot Healy at Cafe Sessions - Entertainment - Going Out - Articles - Anglo Celt". Anglocelt.ie. 2009-11-04. Retrieved 2011-12-05. 
  4. ^ "John Burnside's top 10 Scottish poetry collections | Books | guardian.co.uk". Guardian. 2005-02-07. Retrieved 2011-12-05. 
  5. ^ Williams, Martin (2007-10-17). "Booker Prize won by outsider Anne Enright". Herald Scotland. Retrieved 2011-12-05. 
  6. ^ Mukherjee, Neel (2008-09-04). "Dog Days". TIME. Retrieved 2011-12-05. 
  7. ^ Pauli, Michelle (2006-02-23). "Decibel award shortlist announced | Books | guardian.co.uk". Guardian. Retrieved 2011-12-05. 
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  10. ^ "2012 Winner". Encore Award. 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  11. ^ "2013 Winner". Encore Award. 19 June 2014. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 

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