Goldsmiths University of London announced “‘winners’ to date” of the hypothetical Goldsmiths Fantasy Prize, for “a novel by any British or Irish writer published since 1759.” The “Fantasy” in the prize title refers to the counterfactual nature of the award, not to genre; nonetheless, several titles of genre interest were selected as “winners”:
- The Atrocity Exhibition, J.G. Ballard (4th Estate; originally Jonathan Cape 1970)
- A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess (Penguin Modern Classics, originally William Heinemann 1962)
- Sartor Resartus, Thomas Carlyle (Oxford World Classics; originally Fraser’s Magazine 1833-4)
- The Inheritors, William Golding (Faber & Faber; originally 1955)
- 1982, Janine, Alasdair Gray (Canongate; originally Jonathan Cape 1984)
- Concluding, Henry Green (Harvill; originally Hogarth 1948)
- Riddley Walker, Russell Hoban (Bloomsbury; originally Jonathan Cape 1980)
- The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, James Hogg (Penguin Classics; originally Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green 1824)
- Ulysses, James Joyce (Penguin Modern Classics; originally The Little Review 1918-20)
- At Swim-two-birds, Flann O’Brien (Penguin Modern Classics; originally Longman Green & Co 1939)
- The Third Policeman, Flann O’Brien (Harper Perennial Modern Classics; originally MacGibbon & Kee 1967)
For more information, see the Goldsmiths website.
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