The Jerwood Prize is one of the newer awards in British Literature, being just five years old. It describes itself thus: “the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize is the only prize to solely award British writers, unique in its aim to celebrate great British fiction. Each year it awards a group of eight writers with £5,000 each, rather than choosing one winner.”
It is primarily a mainstream award, but this year one of the eight chosen books was A Man Lies Dreaming by Lavie Tidhar.
The other Jerwood Prize winners are listed here.
From Nebula and Hugo Award–nominated Carolyn Ives Gilman comes Dark Orbit, a compelling novel featuring alien contact, mystery, and murder.
Reports of a strange, new habitable planet have reached the Twenty Planets of human civilization. When a team of scientists is assembled to investigate this world, exoethnologist Sara Callicot is recruited to keep an eye on an unstable crewmate.