Rooney shortlisted with five other writers for RSL's £10,000 Encore award, given to best second novel of the year
The shortlist for the Encore Award 2019 is:-
Sam Byers Perfidious Albion (Faber & Faber)
Kerry Hadley-Pryce Gamble (Salt Publishing)
Anthony Joseph Kitch (Peepal Tree Press)
Sally Rooney Normal People (Faber & Faber)
Daniel Shand Crocodile (Sandstone Press)
Sam Thompson Jott (JM Originals)
The 2019 jury are Royal Society of Literature fellows Edmund Gordon, Nikita Lalwani and Eley Williams and the winner, judged the best second novel of the year, will be announced on 13 June.
Rooney's Normal People won the Costa Novel of the Year in 2019; it was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2018 as well as the Women’s Prize for Fiction in 2019.