“It seems to me that one of the best things about the Encore Prize is that it's not interested in media or showy publicity; instead the Encore Prize is interested in second novels.”
The Encore Award literary prize celebrates the achievement of outstanding second novels.
“The Encore Award is a very thoughtful book prize. It rewards young authors who have already made the first important step in their writing careers, and it complements the many prizes that exist for young or first-time authors.”
Read Alex Clark's article about the Encore Award (The Observer, 10 May 2015).
The winner of the 2014 award is The Lives of Others by Neel Mukherjee.
See our 2014 Winner page for more details about the winning book and shortlisted entries.
Submissions are now open for books published between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2015. Go to our How to Apply page to find out how to enter for this year's award.
The winner of the 2015 award will be announced in 2016.