Monday, May 11, 2020

Glass Acts

Recently we brought you all the nominees for this year’s Glass Key Award. Today we are offering the shortlist of contenders for the 2020 Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award. Rather surprisingly, all of the books in this latter bunch were composed by women, and two of them (marked below with asterisks) were obviously or at least arguably plucked from the crime/mystery stacks.

Blood & Sugar, by Laura Shepherd-Robinson (Mantle)*
Daisy Jones and the Six, by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Cornerstone)
Girl, Woman, Other, by Bernardine Evaristo (Hamish Hamilton)
The Lost Ones, by Anita Frank (HQ)
My Sister, the Serial Killer, by Oyinkan Braithwaite (Atlantic)*
The Starless Sea, by Erin Morgenstern (Harvill Secker)

The Glass Bell Award, sponsored by London bookseller Goldsboro Books, celebrates “the best storytelling across contemporary fiction.” This year’s winner will be announced on July 2.

(Hat tip to Shotsmag Confidential.)

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