The Goldsmiths Prize 2016

The Goldsmiths Literary Prize is rewarded to bold, original fiction. Launched and run by Goldsmiths University of London in association with the New Statesman. 

THE WINNER - SOLAR BONES BY MIKE MCCORMACK 

Solar Bones
By Mike McCormack

What the judges said about the winner.......

"Politics, family, art, marriage, health, civic duty and the environment are just a few of the themes it touches on, in a prose that’s lyrical yet firmly rooted. Its subject may be an ordinary working life but it is itself an extraordinary work." 
Professor Blake Morrison, Chair of Judges


 

The Shortlisted Books

Hot Milk
By Deborah Levy
The Lesser Bohemians
By Eimear McBride
Martin John
By Anakana Schofield
Transit
By Rachel Cusk