We are thrilled to announce that Casey Legler's poetic, evocative memoir Godspeed has been longlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize 2020. Now in its eighth year, the literary prize celebrates both fiction and non-fiction, rewarding works that stand out in the scale of their endeavour, often challenging readers’ expectations or pushing perceived boundaries of genre, sensibility or even the role of literature itself. A place on the longlist is reserved for the year’s boldest and most fearless works.
The shortlist will be announced later in the summer, before the prize itself is presented in a digital ceremony hosted by Durham Book Festival, a Durham County Council festival, on Thursday 15 October 2020. For more information click here.
Congratulations to Casey and the other longlisted authors!