Thursday, July 02, 2020

Ringing In Reid’s Victory

Independent London bookseller Goldsboro Books today announced that Daisy Jones and the Six, a coming-of-age yarn by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Cornerstone), has won its 2020 Glass Bell Award.

There were two crime/mystery novels—Blood & Sugar, by Laura Shepherd-Robinson (Mantle), and My Sister, the Serial Killer, by Oyinkan Braithwaite (Atlantic)—also vying for this annual commendation, which celebrates “the best storytelling across contemporary fiction.” I was hoping one of them (especially Shepherd-Robinson’s historical whodunit) would come out ahead, but alas, neither did. In addition, three mainstream works were in the running: Girl, Woman, Other, by Bernardine Evaristo (Hamish Hamilton); The Lost Ones, by Anita Frank (HQ); and The Starless Sea, by Erin Morgenstern (Harvill Secker).

Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees!

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