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Great news to report – Kitch has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2019 Encore Award. 

The Encore Award was first presented in 1990 to celebrate the achievement of outstanding second novels. Previous winners include Iain Sinclair, Colm Tóibín, A.L.Kennedy, Anne Enright, Ali Smith, Evie Wyld, Neel Mukherjee and Sunjeev Sahota.

This is what Eley Williams, one of the judges has to say about Kitch:

‘Kaleidoscopic in both form and function, Kitch not only celebrates a real calypso legend but also lays bare the tenderness of attempted biography, the artfulness of icon-making, the failures of hagiography and the impossibility of single, defined, rigid narratives. A triumph of experimentation and testimony through fiction.’ – Eley Williams

The winner is announced on June 13.

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