Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller 2016: The Shortlist

Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller 2016: The Shortlist

Richard and Judy commented: ‘We’re hugely excited to now have our eight-strong shortlist – and what a shortlist it is! We can’t wait to read the finished debut novels, select our ‘search for a bestseller’ competition winner and introduce readers to a fantastic new writer.’

The shortlisted entries are:

  1. A Lesser Sin by Caz Frear
  2. Acting Mysterious by Laura Stewart
  3. Deep Water by Gail Egan
  4. Eighteen Exhibits by Laura Foakes
  5. First Person Singular by Heather Ranby
  6. Hard Play by Asia Mackay
  7. Rip Her To Shreds by Alison Percival
  8. September by Honoria Beirne

Good luck to all of the shortlisted writers! The winner of the £50,000 publishing deal with Bonnier Zaffre will be announced in January 2017.

Click here to find out what could be next for one of the shortlisted writers in our exclusive video with 2014 Search for a Bestseller winner Tracy Rees.

  • Mark J Leigh

    It will probably be a book on how to shoplift at your local off license knowing them? Do people really take these two seriousely enough for WH Smith to pay them a fee for being the most boring couple in England?

  • Isabella

    Congratulations to the shortlisted authors – well done. Looking forward to reading the winning entry.