Thank you to everyone who took part in the 2014 Prize. The standard of entries was outstanding and it was a difficult decision for the judges to make; but the five shortlisted authors were as follows:
Lilian Butterwick with 'A Silent World'
Annette Gordon with 'When I was Loved'
Joanna Merifield with 'The Second Garden'
Anni Domingo with 'Breaking the Maafa Chain'
Gail Honeyman with 'Eleanor Oliphant'
The winner was announced at a dinner on Thursday, 22 May, attended by representatives from the publishing industry hoping to sign up the literary talents of the future.