Gordon Burn Prize 2017 opens for entry

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The Gordon Burn Prize 2017 is now open for entry until Friday 17 March 2017.

This year’s judges are the journalist Allan Jenkins; artist and musician Cosey Fanni Tutti; and writers Ian Sansom and Petina Gappah.

The Gordon Burn Prize seeks to reward a published title (fiction or non-fiction) written in the English language, which in the opinion of the judges most successfully represents the spirit and sensibility of Gordon’s literary methods: novels which dare to enter history and interrogate the past; writers of non-fiction brave enough to recast characters and historical events to create a new and vivid reality. Literature that challenges perceived notions of genre and makes us think again about just what it is that we are reading.

The prize is open to work written in World English by writers of any nationality or descent who at the time of entering are permanently resident in the United Kingdom or the United States of America. The prize is open to books published between 1 July 2016 and 1 July 2017. Publishers are permitted to submit up to six titles per imprint. Works of translation, books for children and poetry are not eligible for the prize.

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