The Goldsmiths Prize
Meet the Winner
The Goldsmiths Prize, awarded to ‘fiction at it’s most novel’ was won by Lucy Ellmann on the 13th of November. Published by Galley Beggar Press, a small independent publisher from Norwich, her book, Ducks, Newburyport is 1000-pages long and written almost entirely in one sentence. It has been compared to the work of great modernist writers such as James Joyce. Erica Wagner, chair of the Prize, described the novel as “that rare thing: a book which, not long after its publication, one can unhesitatingly call a masterpiece.” We are thrilled that Lucy will be here be with us on 30 November to talk about this year’s most exciting new novel. Lucy will be in conversation with Anna Leszkiewicz, Culture Editor of the New Statesman and Goldsmiths Judge.