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Sam Byers Shortlisted for Gordon Burn Prize 2021

Sam Byers has been shortlisted for this year's Gordon Burn Prize, alongside five other writers. He is nominated for his novel Come Join Our Disease (Faber & Faber), a darkly comic and profoundly affecting book about resistance, radicalism and redemption.

The prize is run in partnership by the Gordon Burn Trust, New Writing North, Faber & Faber and Durham Book Festival. The winner will be announced at Durham Book Festival, a Durham County Council festival, on Thursday 14 October 2021. RCW author Peter Pomerantsev won the Gordon Burn Prize in 2020 for This is Not Propaganda, his study on the war against reality. 

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