So if you haven't heard, Attrib and Other Stories won the 2018 Republic of Consciousness Prize!
Crack open the Lambrini, we're celebrating!
It was a total surprise and we're delighted to have been recognised amongst our small press peers. Eley is one of the finest writers around and Attrib is such a great book. You can buy it here.
Details on the prize and the winning can be read in the Bookseller here, but we'll give you the quote that Kit gave them:
“We are delighted to win the RoC Prize. This is changing the landscape of literary prizes, for the very reason that the press and the author are awarded. We are really proud of Eley Williams and her book. We wouldn’t have been in this position without her, and she wouldn’t be in this position without us. And that kind of relationship is really important for small publishers. It’s much more of a collaborative effort. When you work with an author on our level, really hands on, really close - for the two parties to be awarded is an exceptional thing for literary prizes. But mainly congratulations to everyone else.”
Massive shout outs to Galley Beggar and Preti Tanjea whose We That Are Young is an extraordinary novel, and big ups to all the other shortlisted presses, Little Island, Charco, Dostoevsky Wannabe and Les Fugitives. All worthy winners in our eyes.
Thank you to everyone who has bought the book and supported our adventure, we owe this to you!