The twelve titles longlisted for the 2021 Glass Bell Award, announced June 17 include four works of genre interest: The Sin Eater by Megan Campisi; The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant; The First Sister by Linden Lewis; and The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton. The complete list is at the link.
The Glass Bell Award was established in 2017 by independent bookstore Goldsboro Books and rewards storytelling in all genres – from romance, thrillers and ghost stories, to historical, speculative and literary fiction. It is awarded annually to “a compelling novel with brilliant characterization and a distinct voice that is confidently written and assuredly realized.”
The shortlist of six will be announced on August 5. The winner, who will receive both £2,000, and a beautiful, handmade, engraved glass bell, will be announced on September 30.
[Thanks to Cora Buhlert for the story.]