Evie Wyld’s ALL THE BIRDS, SINGING wins Encore Prize

Wednesday 18th June 2014

Evie Wyld has won the Encore Award for the best second novel.

Wyld wins £10,000 for  ALL THE BIRDS, SINGING (Jonathan Cape), which centres on Australian Jake Whyte and her life on a remote British island.

ALL THE BIRDS, SINGING has been shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award, James Tait Black Memorial Prize and The Times Breakthrough Award. Wyld was also named as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists 2013.

The panel of judges, made up of chair Alex Clark, author Kate Summerscale and journalist Sinclair McKay, picked the book ahead of the rest of the shortlist, which included Eleanor Catton, Sheila Heti, Gavin Corbett, Grace McCleen, and Sue Peebles.

The prize, which has run since 1990, is open to all writers who have previously published a novel.