The Goldsmiths Prize Winner | Fiction at its most novel

Sat 19 Nov 2022 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Goldsmiths Prize

Be one of the first to hear from the 2022 winner and mark the 10th anniversary of the Goldsmiths Prize.

The Goldsmiths Prize was established in 2013 to celebrate the qualities of creative daring associated with the University and to reward fiction that breaks the mould or extends the possibilities of the novel form. The annual prize of £10,000 is awarded to a book that is deemed genuinely novel and which embodies the spirit of invention that characterises the genre at its best. 

With past winners including Isabel Waidner, Ali Smith, Eimear McBride and Lucy Ellman, join us to discover the next writer to claim this coveted award. 

The winner will be announced on 9th November.


Venue: Baillie Gifford Stage at Old Divinity School

Duration: 1hr

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Shortlist announced on 5 October 2022

Winner announced on 9 November 2022


Tim Parnell is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English and Creative Writing at Goldsmiths. He is Literary Director of the Goldsmiths Prize which he conceived and set up in 2013.

Natasha Brown is a writer who lives in London. In 2019, she received a London Writers Award in the literary fiction category. Her first novel, Assembly, was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize 2021.

Tom Gatti is executive editor, books, culture, ideas and print at the New Statesman. He is the editor of Long Players: Writers on the Albums That Shaped Them (Bloomsbury). Tom first judged the Goldsmiths Prize in 2014, its second year.

Ali Smith was born in Inverness in 1962 and lives in Cambridge. Her fiction’s been translated into more than 40 languages. Her latest novel is Companion piece, Hamish Hamilton 2022.