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Desai shortlisted for Authors' Club's Best First Novel Award
The Authors' Club Best First Novel Award is presented to the most promising debut novel issued by a British publisher in the previous year.

Costa First Book-winning novel Witness the Night by Kishwar Desai (Beautiful Books) has been shortlisted for the Authors' Club's Best First Novel Award of 2011.

Also on a six-strong shortlist comprising three indie publishers, is the Orange-longlisted Grace Williams Says it Loud by Emma Henderson (Sceptre) and John Llewellyn Rhys Prize-winner The Still Point by Amy Sackville (Portobello).

Chair of judges, Suzi Feay, said: "From a very strong longlist of 12 books it was difficult to prune, but after a tense discussion six titles clearly came to the fore. We have a wonderfully diverse shortlist.  . . . All these authors have the potential to go on to brilliant careers."

The Bookseller

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