Alex Pavesi’s EIGHT DETECTIVES has been shortlisted for The Glass Bell Award 2021

Thursday 5th August 2021

Alex Pavesi‘s EIGHT DETECTIVES has been shortlisted for the 2021 The Glass Bell Awards 2021!

Judged by the team at Goldsboro Books, the Glass Bell is awarded annually to a compelling novel, of any genre – from romance and thrillers, to historical, speculative and literary fiction – with brilliant characterisation and a distinct voice that is confidently written and assuredly realised. The winner, who will be announced on Thursday 30th September, wins £2,000 and a beautiful, handmade glass bell.

David Headley, Goldsboro Books co-founder and MD, and founder of the Glass Bell, says: “For five years now, the Glass Bell Award has sought to celebrate the best of contemporary fiction, regardless of genre or stage of the author’s career, and this year is no exception. The 2021 shortlist may be the most innovative and outward-looking yet, with its international focus and the way it plays with the literary canon. Our judging discussions are always lively, but with these powerful literary novels, imaginative historical thrillers, whirlwind bestsellers – and four superb debuts which deserved more attention in a very busy year, I’m sure we’ll all have a lot to say this year!”

More info on the prize can be found here.