The Glass Bell is the only Award that awards simply great storytelling, regardless of genre. The winner receives £2,000 and a hand-blown, engraved glass bell.
Shortlistees will be announced on Monday 11th May, and the winner on Thursday 2nd July.
To read more about the Anita's longlisting, click here.
"An outstanding read which will remain with me, I cannot recommend it highly enough."
Hair Past A Freckle blog
"The Last Crossing is quite simply a brilliant piece of fiction, which is both gripping and riveting in equal measure."
Next to the Aisle blog
"The writing it a cut above, it’s simply quite a stunning read. A brutal dark read, that shows how far-reaching past mistakes can be."
Alex J Books blog
In addition, over on Next to the Aisle blog, Brian was interviewed by its host, Jamie, and you can catch up with that interview here.
What if antibiotics stopped working?
And even a scratch from a pet could kill?
What if hospitals could no longer care for the elderly?
Because there was no way to treat them?
No drugs. No miracles. Just fear.
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Until the 22nd April, both The Last Crossing by Brian McGilloway and Payback by R.C. Bridgestock are only a fraction of their original price!
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James Goodhand's debut YA novel Last Lesson was reviewed over on A Short Book Lover blog and it was completely fantastic.
"Last Lesson is a searing exploration of toxic masculinity and the damaging effects of mental illness that keeps you on your toes throughout. The tension created from the first chapter stays taut over the course of the story, making me unable to draw breath."
To see the whole review, click here.