Claire Adam Shortlisted for Authors' Club Best First Novel Award
Claire Adam is shortlisted for the 2020 Authors' Club Best First Novel Award with her debut Golden Child (Faber & Faber), which is a deeply affecting novel set in Trinidad, following a family as they navigate impossible choices about scarcity, loyalty, and love. The judges called the novel, which has already been named as one of the BBC's most influential novels, "tense, moving and richly atmospheric."
The book is also currently longlisted for the 2020 Jhalak Prize, and the shortlist for this award will be announced on April 14th. The winner of the Best First Novel Award will be revealed on 22nd May and the winning author will receive a £2,500 prize.