The winner Francis Spufford was announced 21st June in London. The Prize supports new writers and celebrates their fiction. It was created in memory of the charismatic publisher and literary agent Desmond Elliott, who died in August 2003. He stipulated that his estate should be invested in a charitable trust that would fund a literary award “to enrich the careers of new writers”. Now in its 10th year, this prize is recognised for celebrating dazzling debuts.