Scottish indie publisher Sandstone Press has scored a nomination on the longlist for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2013 with Kevin Smith’s Jammy Dodger.
Indie Serpent’s Tail also scores a place with Petite Mort by Beatrice Hitchman.
Hitchman joins six other women on the shortlist of 10, with The Marlowe Papers by Ros Barber (Sceptre); The Panopticon by Jenni Fagan (Wm Heinemann); and The Palace of Curiosities by Rosie Garland (HarperFiction) joined by Signs of Life by Anna Raverat (Picador), Wendy Wallace’s The Painted Bridge (S&S) and Seldom Seen by Sarah Ridgard (Hutchinson).
The shortlist is completed by The Fields by Kevin Maher (Little, Brown) and The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence (Hodder).
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