Opening Lines Contest 2023 Shortlist

Well done again to all who were longlisted in this year’s novel opening competition. We’ve read them all again and again and now have our shortlist – congrats to the writers of the following novels!

Shortlisted Novels

  • A Murder of Crows
  • Bali 530780
  • Black Hole Ltd
  • Blessed Women
  • Eliza’s Corner
  • From Whence You Came
  • in From The Cold
  • Owl Light
  • Savage Sun
  • The Fracturing Ice
  • The Palace
  • The Sisi Murders
  • The Strange Talent of Madeleine Mallarkey
  • When I Was

Well done to all! We’ll be back with the winners as soon as we can!