#Awards/Prizes

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New Literature Prize to establish "standard of excellence"

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Wed, 12/10/2011 - 11:55 A new literary award, The Literature Prize, has been set up to "establish a clear and uncompromising standard of excellence", with the advisory board claiming that the Man Booker Prize no longer does the job. The board, for... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-10-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Foulds wins EU prize at Frankfurt

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Tue, 11/10/2011 - 12:10 British novelist Adam Foulds is among the 12 winners of the 2011 European Union Prize for Literature, announced today at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Each winner of the prize, which recognises the best new or emerging authors in... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-10-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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de Waal and Colfer win Indy prize

Written By: Katie Allen Publication Date: Tue, 11/10/2011 - 08:40 Edmund de Waal's Costa-winning memoir The Hare with Amber Eyes (Vintage) has won the adult category of this year's Independent Booksellers' Book Prize 2011, beating competiton from authors including David Mitchell and Helen... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-10-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Triumph at last for Burnside at Forward Prize

Written By: Katie Allen Publication Date: Thu, 06/10/2011 - 08:54 John Burnside has won the Forward Prize for Best Collection of poetry after being shortlisted a previous three times for the poetry prize. The 56-year-old won the £10,000 award for his collection Black Cat Bone (Jonathan Cape),... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-10-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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"Eye-opening" shortlist revealed for Royal Society prize

Publication Date: Tue, 27/09/2011 - 08:30 Titles on words, waves and the periodic table have made it through to the final six for the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books, described as an "intensely rewarding and eye-opening" shortlist by the judges. Guy Deutscher’s Through the Language... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-09-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bragg to judge Sunday Times short story prize

Publication Date: Mon, 26/09/2011 - 11:59 Broadcaster and author Melvyn Bragg is to join the judging panel for the Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award for a second year in a row. Bragg will be joined by actor Ian Hart, playwright and novelist Hanif Kureishi, novelist Joanna Trollope... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-09-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Strong showing for Faber on First Biography Prize shortlist

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 26/09/2011 - 08:35 Faber has scored three of the shortlisted titles for the £5,000 HW Fisher Best First Biography Prize, with books from Bloomsbury, Northumbria Press and Yale University Press making up the rest of the selection. read more Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-09-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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White Horse wins Vintage indie prize

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 23/09/2011 - 08:40 The White Horse Bookshop in Marlborough, Wiltshire, has been named Vintage Independent Bookshop of the Year, with two London shops finishing in second and third place. read more Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-09-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Orwell prize to blog "hop-picking" stories

Written By: Katie Allen Publication Date: Thu, 25/08/2011 - 07:00 The Orwell Prize is to blog George Orwell’s “hop-picking” diary entries, which went on to form part of his novel A Clergyman’s Daughter. Starting today, the political writing award will post a daily blog 80 years to the day that... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-08-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Soli and Spurling win James Tait Black Prizes

Publication Date: Fri, 19/08/2011 - 20:23 Debut novelist Tatjani Soli and theatre critic Hilary Spurling have been awarded the James Tait Black Prizes, Britain’s oldest literary awards. Soli’s The Lotus Eaters (HarperPress) was awarded the £10,000 fiction prize at the Edinburgh International... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-08-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Trollope new chair of Orange Prize

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 01/08/2011 - 08:45 The Orange Prize for Fiction has appointed author Joanna Trollope as its chair of judges for 2012, only the second time a novelist has chaired the prize. Kate Mosse, author and co-founder and honorary director of the... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-08-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Oxford poetry professor up for Forward prize

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 14/07/2011 - 09:00 Oxford Professor of Poetry Geoffrey Hill will compete against former winners David Harsent and Sean O’Brien to win The Forward poetry prize for Best Collection on its 20th anniversary. Hill took the coveted Oxford poetry role... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-07-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Dikötter scoops Samuel Johnson Prize

Publication Date: Wed, 06/07/2011 - 20:00 Academic Frank Dikötter has won the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2011 for his “meticulous account of a brutal manmade calamity”, Mao’s Great Famine (Bloomsbury). The announcement was made by chair of the judges, Ben Macintyre, at an awards... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-07-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Booktrust puts three prizes on hold due to funding cuts

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Tue, 28/06/2011 - 11:18 Booktrust has suspended the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, Booktrust Early Years Award and Booktrust Teenage Prize for 2011, blaming funding cuts. The book charity said it hopes to bring them "back with a bang next year", so... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Shortlist revealed for Royal Society Winton Prize

Written By: Katie Allen Publication Date: Mon, 27/06/2011 - 10:01 Titles on waves, malaria and spiders’ webs have been longlisted for the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books. The 13 titles also include titles by Matt Ridley, Tim Flanney and Alex Bellos. Chair of judges, author Monica... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Longlist revealed for Royal Society Winton Prize

Written By: Katie Allen Publication Date: Mon, 27/06/2011 - 10:01 Titles on waves, malaria and spiders’ webs have been longlisted for the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books. The 13 titles also include titles by Matt Ridley, Tim Flanney and Alex Bellos. Chair of judges, author Monica... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Anjali Joseph scoops Desmond Elliott Prize

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 24/06/2011 - 08:39 Anjali Joseph has won the £10,000 Desmond Elliott Prize for her "faultlessly written" novel Saraswati Park. read more Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Long Song wins Walter Scott Prize

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 20/06/2011 - 09:03 Andrea Levy's Man Booker-shortlisted The Long Song (Headline Review) has been lauded by judges of the Walter Scott Prize for its "imaginative depth", as the author won the £25,000 award. The prize was bestowed on the author... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Column McCann wins IMPAC Prize

Written By: Katie Allen Publication Date: Thu, 16/06/2011 - 09:16 Colum McCann has won the 2011 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for his novel Let the Great World Spin (Bloomsbury), beating 161 other entries. The €100,000 prize is the largest awarded to a single novel published in... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Obreht takes Orange Prize

Written By: Katie Allen and Philip Stone Publication Date: Wed, 08/06/2011 - 19:15 Debut author Téa Obreht has won the Orange Prize for Fiction for The Tiger’s Wife (Weidenfeld & Nicolson), beating Man Booker-shortlisted bookies’ favourite Room by Emma Donoghue (Picador). Obreht, aged 25,... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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