The Gordon Burn Prize 2023/24 Winner

It is our great pleasure to confirm Kick the Latch by Kathryn Scanlan as the winner of the Gordon Burn Prize 2024.

Narrated through transcribed interviews with a horse trainer, this pithy and boldly original novel explores life at and around the racetrack through one woman’s distinctive voice. Audacious in form and electrifying in prose, Kick the Latch is a perfect example of the kind of inventive, genre-busting fiction the Gordon Burn Prize was created for.

The Shortlist

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Drawing from extensive research and told with journalistic verve, this compelling book from the Guardian’s Ireland correspondent unravels the events before and after the IRA’s attempt to assassinate Margaret Thatcher and members of her government in Brighton in 1984.
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A series of linked stories comprising a breathtaking literary debut, Escoffery's searching, humane novel follows the fortunes of a Jamaican family as they face an uncertain future in late 70s America.
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Casting light on the neglected Eileen O'Shaughnessy and her marriage to George Orwell, this tour de force of biographical writing from the author of Stasiland doubles as a fitting tribute to the unsung work of women everywhere.
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From the author of Kill Your Friends and Straight White Male comes a tender and affecting memoir laced with Niven's trademark jet-black humour, as he chronicles both his own turbulent upbringing and that of his tragic, troubled little brother Gary who took his own life at the age of just 42.
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Set in 1990s London, this searing novel from the acclaimed author of Acts of Desperation follows a reporter who begins to investigate an Irish family implicated in an atrocious crime.
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Narrated through transcribed interviews with a horse trainer, this pithy and boldly original novel explores life at and around the racetrack through one woman’s distinctive voice.
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Intensely evocative of a small Arctic town and Inuk culture, Tagaq's electrifying debut novel frames a troubled coming-of-age in the light of both spirit and animal worlds.
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Aftermath
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All That Man Is
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In Plain Sight
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The Wake
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Pig Iron
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