2013 Edinburgh Festival First Book Award

As an attendee of this year's 2013 Edinburgh International Book Festival, Burial Rites is eligible for the 2013 FIRST BOOK AWARD.

The Edinburgh International Book Festival First Book Award celebrates the wealth of new writing included in the Book Festival programme each year.

Every debut novelist and every overseas writer whose words are published in English for the first time is included in the award, along with a selection of young adult fiction. 

Unlike other literary prizes, the winner of the First Book Award is selected by readers. Best of all, everyone who votes in the Award will be entered into a prize draw to win all of the 42 shortlisted titles! The winner of the draw will be contacted after the voting has closed. 

Vote for Burial Rites in the First Book Award, sponsored by eBooks by Sainsbury’s.

Voting will close on Monday 14 October.