The Desmond Elliott Prize jury has announced its shortlist:
- A Song for Issy Bradley by Carys Bray
- Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller
- Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey
This is quite a unified selection, with strong themes of family and secrets (and family secrets), and some very powerful moments. It’s difficult to guess which the judges might choose as a winner. We’ll find out on 1 July.