The Goldsmiths Prize Winner 2023
Sun 19 Nov 2023 | 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Celebrate fiction at its most novel. Join the winner of this year’s Goldsmiths Prize, which was set up in association with the New Statesman to reward creative daring, spotlighting books that break the mould or extend the possibilities of the novel form. Past winners include Ali Smith, Lucy Ellmann and M John Harrison. The 2023 winner will be announced on 8 November. The winning author will appear in conversation with two of the judges, Maddie Mortimer whose first novel Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies was shortlisted for the 2022 Goldsmiths Prize and won the Desmond Elliott Prize, and Tom Gatti, Deputy Editor, New Statesman.
Venue: Baillie Gifford Stage (Old Divinity School)
Duration: 1 hour
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Maddie Mortimer was longlisted for the Booker Prize in 2022. She was born in London in 1996 to a family of writers: both her mother and her maternal grandfather were also authors. Mortimer received her BA in English Literature from the University of Bristol. Her writing has featured in the Times and her short films have screened at festivals around the world. She is co-writing a TV series currently in development with Various Artists Ltd. In 2019, she completed the Faber Academy Writing a Novel course. Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies is her first novel, some of which was written – between shifts in a vintage clothing outlet – in the Foyles bookshop cafe in London.
Tom Gatti is executive editor, culture, books, ideas and print of the New Statesman. He is the editor of Long Players: Writers on the Albums That Shaped Them, which was published by Bloomsbury in 2021.