King Lear retelling named winner of the Desmond Elliott Prize:
A modern retelling of Shakespeare’s King Lear has been named the winner of the Desmond Elliott Prize.
Preti Taneja’s We That Are Young, which has moved the action to India, was described as”awe-inspiring”.
Sarah Perry, chair of judges,” stated Taneja’s vision was”breath-taking”.
The prize recognizes debut novelists, with all the runners-up being Gail Honeyman, for Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, and Paula Cocozza, for How to Be Human.