Announcing the Bath Novel Award 2020 Longlist

We are delighted to announce the Bath Novel Award 2020 longlist.

With 1,735 manuscripts submitted between 2nd December 2019 and 31st May 2020 this has proved our most competitive year to date and we were delighted by the standard.

2020’s longlist features writers in Australia, England, New Zealand, Singapore, the UK and USA. Seven are returning listees: two with revised drafts and five with new manuscripts. 

As submissions are read “blind” we’ll be keeping author names under wraps until 2020 judge, Jenny Savill of Andrew Nurnberg Associates international literary agency announces the winning novel on September 24th. The shortlist will be announced on July 31st

In the meantime, many congratulations to the writers of these 35 standout titles:

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A Better Life
Another Kind of Life
Bloodwerk
Bonny & Read
Charity
Danny Boy
Descendants
Follow Back
Ghosted
Here Lies Guido Perkins
Larks in the Springes
Madeleine
Neal Was Here
Night School
No Words
Pandora
Poisoned Fruit
Sandpiper
Sorry for Your Loss
The Acorn, The Foundling and The Redcoat
The Arrow Garden
The Cocklers
The Dove
The Glass Girl
The Immortality Project
The Sunday Painters
The Vampires of Westminster
The Word According to Joan
Victoriana
Wake
When We Are Now
Where My Peace Lives
You Are My Mother
Your Sorrows Rise