Their generous support and vision for the Prize has enabled many shortlisted and winning authors to begin successful literary careers.
PFD agent Nelle Andrew is a leading champion of the Prize and served on the judging panel in 2015, 2016 and again in 2017. She kindly provides valuable industry insight to shortlisted authors, through one-to-one consultations where she shares editorial feedback and discusses the marketability of their work.
Always on the look-out for new writing talent, Nelle works with a wide variety of authors. What they all have in common is an original story and a strong narrative voice, with compelling characters and a page turning premise. Her current list spans Sunday Times bestsellers, Richard and Judy Book Club picks – including 2013 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize winner, The Well by Catherine Chanter – and other acclaimed novels.
As part of the 2017 judging panel, Nelle will be looking for unique storytelling and compelling prose – perhaps her next bestseller?