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Santanu Bhattacharya and Jacqueline Crooks are on the Authors’ Book Club Best Debut First Award 2024 shortlist

Santanu Bhattacharya‘s One Small Voice (Fig Tree) and Jacqueline CrooksFire Rush (Jonathan Cape) are two of the six titles shortlisted for this Authors’ Book Club Best Debut First Award.

The prize of £2,500 aims to support UK-based authors, publishers and agents and the winning novel must originate in the UK and not have been published anywhere else in the world before its UK publication.

The winning novel will be selected by journalist and broadcaster Samira Ahmed — a guest adjudicator — and announced at a dinner at the National Liberal Club in London on 22 May 2024.