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THE CACTUS longlisted for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award 2019

In Literary News by Francesca Davies0 Comments

Sarah Haywood’s THE CACTUS has been longlisted for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award 2019. The awards, now in their 65th year, are the longest-running UK prize for debut fiction. The shortlist will be announced on Thursday 28th March. The full longlist announcement can be viewed here.

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