Book prize names two winners as it criticises 'false hierarchy' of awards

Republic of Consciousness prize honours Will Eaves and Alex Pheby, but says awards make us wrongly consider a sole winner ‘the best’A novel about James Joyce’s troubled daughter, Lucia, and a reimagining of the chemical castration of Alan Turing have been named the joint winners of the Republic of Consciousness prize, which celebrates the best work by small publishers.Murmur by Will Eaves (CB Editions), inspired by Turing’s punishment for gross indecency, tied with Lucia by Alex Pheby (Galley Beggar Press) for the Republic of Consciousness award on Thursday night. Both titles win £3,500, split between the press, which is awarded £2,500, and the author, who receives £1,000. Related: 'We need small presses': author launches new award to support fiction from small publishers Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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British Book Awards Name 2021 Jurors for 28 Prize Categories

The 28-category British Book Awards program has 41 jurors in place for the 2021 cycle, with an awards program on May 13. The post British Book Awards Name 2021 Jurors for 28 Prize Categories appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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UK: The 49th Costa Book Awards Name Category Winners

The five category winners of the 2020 Costa Book Awards are announced, with the 'book of the year' honor to come later this month. The post UK: The 49th Costa Book Awards Name Category Winners appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Inaugural Staunch Book Prize winner Serong shortlisted again for 2020 award

The first winner of the Staunch Book Prize, Jock Serong, has been shortlisted again for the 2020 award, in a year that sees indie publishers well represented.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Singapore Book Council Names its 2020 Literature Prize Winners

The Singapore Literature Prize program honors work in the four official languages of the island nation: Chinese, English, Malay, and Tamil. The post Singapore Book Council Names its 2020 Literature Prize Winners appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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The UAE’s Sheikh Zayed Book Award Names 2020 Winners

Writers from Tunisia, Palestine, Iraq, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States are among those honored today by the world's most lucrative awards program for Arabic literature. The post The UAE’s Sheikh Zayed Book Award Names 2020 Winners appeared first on Publishing... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Here are the winners of the Sheikh Zayed Book Awards, one of the Arab world’s major literary prizes.

The Sheikh Zayed Book Awards, among the most esteemed and lucrative literary prizes in the Arab world, recognized winners across seven categories today. This year marks the 14th edition of the awards, each of which comes with a cash prize of $204,000. These awards acknowledge literary and... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Harry Potter named favourite Blue Peter Book Award winner of last 20 years

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Bloomsbury) has been voted viewers’ favourite Blue Peter Book Award winner of the last 20 years, while Amanda Li’s Rise Up (Buster) and Vashti Hardy’s Wildspark (Scholastic) have also won prizes. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Costa Book Awards Names Its 2019 Category Winners

With a total purse of £60,000 (US$79,000), the Costa Book Awards' first winners are in the five categories. One of this group will be named the overall winner on January 28. The post Costa Book Awards Names Its 2019 Category Winners appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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UK’s Polari Book Prize Names Its 2019 Longlists: Two Awards, 12 Contenders

Narrowing down its longlists, the now double-award Polari Prize program names a doze titles for its shortlists. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson Two Prizes, Two Shortlists n June 10, the dual-award Polari Prize program announced the longlists for its 2019 cycle in honoring... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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London Book and Screen Week Names 2019 CAMEO Award Winners

The London Book Fair's public-facing festival, London Book and Screen Week, opens with its annual CAMEO Awards program for adaptations from the publishing world. The post London Book and Screen Week Names 2019 CAMEO Award Winners appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Bologna Children’s Book Fair Names 2019 Ragazzi Award Winners

The more than 1,500 titles submitted for the Bologna Ragazzi awards program this year represent the work of authors and illustrators in key trends and issues. The post Bologna Children’s Book Fair Names 2019 Ragazzi Award Winners appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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First National Antiracist Book Festival Launched by National Book Award Winner

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Costa’s Book Award: Five Category Winners in the UK, One To Win Book of the Year

Now in line for the overall Costa Book of the Year award–to be announced January 30–the five Costa category winners include three titles from HarperCollins UK imprints. The post Costa’s Book Award: Five Category Winners in the UK, One To Win Book of the Year appeared first on Publishing... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Costa Book Awards’ Category Winners Contend for Book of the Year

Ireland's Sebastian Barry, already a two-time Costa winner, may be on track again for the program's Book of the Year at the end of the month. The post Costa Book Awards’ Category Winners Contend for Book of the Year appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Festival of Books: Live coverage of the L.A. Times' annual #bookfest and Book Prize winners

Heaven for book nerds! The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is underway at the USC campus this weekend, where more than 500 authors are reading, discussing, signing, and living and breathing books. The lineup includes former astronaut Buzz Aldrin, U.S. poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, "Top... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Adichie named Women's Prize 'Winner of Winners'

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been crowned the Women’s Prize for Fiction ‘Winner of Winners’ for her novel Half of a Yellow Sun (HarperCollins). Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The ‘GLLI’ Translated YA Book Prize Announces 2021 Brazilian Co-Winners

The Global Literature in Libraries Initiative names two winners for 2021, both translated from Brazilian Portuguese by Larissa Helena. The post The ‘GLLI’ Translated YA Book Prize Announces 2021 Brazilian Co-Winners appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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US National Book Awards Foundation Names Ruth Dickey As Executive Director

Ruth Dickey, the executive director of Seattle Arts & Lectures, is to take up her new post with the National Book Foundation on May 17. The post US National Book Awards Foundation Names Ruth Dickey As Executive Director appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Jessica Au named inaugural winner of The Novel Prize

Jessica Au has been awarded the $10,000 2020 Novel Prize for her Tokyo-set second novel Cold Enough for Snow. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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