Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Elmann
Published by Galley Beggar Press
Fiction Judges Comments: 'We found this a brilliant and brutal, vast and experimental exploration of a woman’s mind. This breaks new ground in terms of its bold approach, and of what it demands from and gives to readers.'
Galley Beggar: 'I can't tell you how delighted we are that Lucy Ellmann and Ducks, Newburyport have been shortlisted for the Saltire Award. Edinburgh and Scotland is the place that she has called home, and loved, for many years - and it means a great deal to see that her work in valued in the place she calls home, and where she wrote such an important, revolutionary novel.'
Lucy Elmann: 'I’m so pleased that you’ve included my novel on the shortlist for the Saltire Literary Awards. I’m proud to be part of the Scottish community. As people in Scotland know, the world needs a big shake-up, and novels can help with that.'