One of the literary prizes that I like to pay particular attention to is the Goldsmiths Prize, because its remit chimes a lot with what I like to read: “to reward fiction that breaks the mould or extends the possibilities of the novel form.” I’m planning to read along with the shortlist, which was announced yesterday:
Transit by Rachel Cusk (Jonathan Cape)
Hot Milk by Deborah Levy (Hamish Hamilton)
The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride (Faber & Faber)
Solar Bones by Mike McCormack (Tramp Press)
Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun (Cassava Republic Press)
Martin John by Anakana Schofield (And Other Stories)
At first sight, that’s an interesting mix of books that I look forward to exploring. I’ll be reading and reviewing as many as I can before the winner is revealed on 9 November.