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A new British literary longlist proves strong female authors aren’t just an Australian phenomenon.

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A new British literary longlist proves strong female authors aren’t just an Australian phenomenon.

The Desmond Elliot Prize celebrates the best British and Irish debut fiction, and this year the longlist is dominated by female writers, leaving just enough space for three men to squeeze into the list of ten. Sounds a bit like Tom Keneally and Brian Castro in the Miles Franklin.

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