10 years of celebrating emerging talent

Since 2013 over 400 writers’ manuscripts have been listed for Bath Novel Awards. Click on a year to see our lists of emerging talent or click on an author’s photo to discover how they wrote their winning book.

We’re currently looking for 2023’s winning and listed talent. This year’s Bath Novel Award is open until May 31st and this year’s Bath Children’s Novel Award is open from June 1st to November 30th.

Photo credit: photos of Kim Sherwood, Struan Murray, Sophie Draper, Abi Daré, Andrew J King, Matthew Fox, Kate Simants, Cassie Powney and The Bath Novel Awards stage and trophy by Emma Seal at Incredibly Human Photography