Robin Robertson has won this year’s Goldsmiths Prize, in association with the New Statesman, for his verse novel The Long Take. The chair of judges, Adam Mars-Jones, praises a powerful elegy of postwar America.
Modernism had all but retreated into its ivory tower – until the publishing world discovered that readers aren’t frightened of “difficult” books after all.
We spoke to the six authors shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize, which rewards the most innovative fiction.
The author of Goldsmiths Prize-nominated Reservoir 13 on domestic abuse, following farmers on Twitter and building a novel with ring-binders and Sellotape.
The Goldsmiths Prize-shortlisted author on conceptual art, mental illness, and the importance of empathy.
The author of H(A)PPY on dystopias, Henry James, mindfulness and cake.
The Goldsmiths Prize-shortlisted novelist on relationships, misogyny and the importance of innovation in fiction.
The debut novelist on how he tackled the marital chaos and unsavoury opinions of a modernist poet in his Goldsmiths Prize-shortlisted novel Playing Possum.
Our critics’ verdicts on the six shortlisted novels.
Will Self on his Goldsmiths Prize-shortlisted novel Phone, his love of ellipses – and the Downton Abbey effect on literature.
When politics is built on fictions, it’s fiction that can help us get to truth.