Our Endless Numbered Days wins The Desmond Elliott Prize

I’m absolutely thrilled and delighted that my book, Our Endless Numbered Days has won The Desmond Elliott Prize for debut fiction. My husband Tim and I came back to London from our holiday in Sweden on the hottest 1st July ever recorded in the UK, 37.8 degrees.

The winner was announced by Louise Doughty at a ceremony held in the Drawing Room at Fortnum and Mason. Here are some pictures of the event, including me feeling very nervous beforehand.

There was quite a lot of media coverage, including a live interview with me on BBC Radio 4 Front Row (starts at 18 minutes 52 seconds), The BBC website, The Guardian, and The Telegraph.

If you’d like a signed copy of Our Endless Numbered Days, Foyles bookshop is running a competition to win one of three books. Click here to enter.

52 thoughts on “Our Endless Numbered Days wins The Desmond Elliott Prize

  1. Huge congratulations Claire, against some tough competition! But a deserved winner. And I’m sure it won’t be the last prize you collect for this novel. You seem so appreciative of all your success; it’s lovely to see.

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  2. I read this in the Guardian Review on Saturday – delightful news.
    I hope you won’t take it amiss If I suggest you are a real inspiration to authors and aspiring authors who are that little bit older!
    Enjoy your success. I’m sure you’ve worked hard for it.


  3. Belated congratulations for winning the Desmond Elliot prize – your novel sounds fascinating and I’ve added it to my ‘To Read’ list.


  4. Brilliant Claire! Absolutely thrilled for you – well worth coming back from Stockholm for! And well done on the live Front Row interview too! Looking forward to your second book now… x


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