The Girl with Glass Feet wins The Desmond Elliott Prize 2010

I’m still a bit overwhelmed this morning after the announcement last night that The Girl with Glass Feet won The Desmond Elliott Prize for 2010.  It’s a massive honour and I’m really grateful to the judges, everyone involved with the Prize, and of course Desmond Elliott himself. 

This is what the judges said: “After some soul searching and much debate, we decided on The Girl with Glass Feet as our winner. This is an extraordinary first novel – bold, original, tragic and endlessly surprising. In its exploration of frozen landscapes, both interior and exterior, and in its precisely detailed and articulated fantasy, it is possible to see a substantial author of the future.”

 

Comments 4

  1. millay wrote:

    SO proud of you Ali, you deserve this. You were writing Glass Feet when I first met you many years ago! Can you believe it? You worked so hard and produced such an incredibly beautiful first novel. Let the champagne flow! :)

    Posted 24 Jun 2010 at 10:07 pm
  2. Mrs Liselotte Engman wrote:

    Congratulations! Well deserved! I’ve read your book and loved it. A wonderful book.

    Posted 25 Jun 2010 at 8:24 am
  3. Genevieve wrote:

    The judges description is very apt; this book was a lovely read. Congratulations and looking forward to future novels.

    Posted 28 Jun 2010 at 5:13 pm
  4. girl nextdoor wrote:

    Electricity is really just organized lightning.

    Sent from my Android phone

    Posted 07 Jul 2010 at 4:14 pm