Category Archives: First Novel Prize

Five Years of First Novel Prize

It started with a conversation on a warm summer afternoon in 2015, on the balcony of Robin Wade’s bright and spacious apartment, overlooking St Katharine Docks, London. Underneath, water lapped at the sides of the small boats, shiny and white, moored … Continue reading

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Vicki Bradley on her debut, Before I Say I Do

A conversation with Vicki Bradley on her debut, Before I Say I Do, the winner of the Third Prize in The First Novel Prize 2018 edition. The manuscript left a strong impression on the judges, Phoebe Morgan, Editorial Director at … Continue reading

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Winning The First Novel Prize

I was so astounded and delighted when Lorena Goldsmith informed me that my novel, ‘The Binding Frame’, had won the 2017 First Novel Prize, that I had to wait until the next day before I could write a proper reply! … Continue reading

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