Hazareesingh wins £40k Wolfson History Prize for 'remarkable' Haitian revolutionary book

Sudhir Hazareesingh has won the £40,000 Wolfson History Prize for Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture, with the award clinched for a second year in a row by an Allen Lane title.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Souvenir title wins Anthony Lukas Book Prize

Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War (Souvenir Press) by Susan Southard has been awarded the 2016 Anthony Lukas Book Prize, which "recognises the best in American non-fiction writing". Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Too Naked for Nazis wins odd book prize

A book about the career of a vaudeville trio wins a prize for having the oddest book title of the year. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2016-03-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Screenwriter wins children's book prize

Screenwriter David Solomons has won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2016 with his debut book, about an 11-year-old boy obsessed with comics Continue reading at BBC News

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Oddest book title prize shortlist gets behind cultural history of the anus

Reading From Behind lines up for public vote alongside works including Soviet Bus Stops and Paper Folding With ChildrenIt might sound like a pain in the behind to read, but an academic tome about the cultural history of the anus is among the contenders on the shortlist for the 2016 Diagram prize... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Monique Schwitter Wins Swiss Book Prize

Monique Schwitter has won the 2015 Swiss Book Prize for her book, One in the Other. She will receive 30,000 Swiss francs in prize winnings. The post Monique Schwitter Wins Swiss Book Prize appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Iraq War book wins £25,000 writing prize

A former US Marine wins the biennial Warwick Prize for Writing for his book of short stories dealing with American experiences of the Iraq War. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2015-11-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Cathcart Froden wins £10k Dundee International Book Prize

Martin Cathcart Froden’s unpublished debut novel Devil Take the Hindmost has been announced as the winner of the Dundee International Book Prize 2015. Cathcart Froden was awarded the £10,000 prize and a publishing deal with Freight Books at the Dundee Literary Festival today (21st October). He... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Frank Witzel Wins the German Book Prize 2015

With his novel, The Invention of the Red Army Faction by a Manic Depressive Teenager in the Summer of 1969, Frank Witzel has won the 2015 German Book Prize. The post Frank Witzel Wins the German Book Prize 2015 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Jimmy Savile book wins Gordon Burn Prize

Dan Davies has won the Gordon Burn Prize for In Plain Sight: The Life and Lies of Jimmy Savile (Quercus). Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Logan wins Polari First Book Prize

Glasgow-based author Kirsty Logan has won the Polari First Book Prize 2015 for her short story collection, The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales (Salt Publishing). Now in its fifth year, the Polari First Book Prize celebrates the best debut books exploring the LGBT experience, whether through... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Debut novel wins oldest book prize

Zia Haider Rahman's debut novel In the Light of What We Know wins the prestigious James Tait Prize for fiction. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2015-08-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Anti-whaling novel wins top prize at children's book awards

A novel with an anti-whaling message has taken the title of the Margaret Mahy Book of the Year at the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. Continue reading at Stuff

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Leopold Blue wins children's book prize

Leopold Blue, a coming-of-age story set in South Africa, wins the 2015 Branford Boase Award for an outstanding debut children's novel. Continue reading at BBC News

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True stories inspire book prize wins

Real-life historical adventures inspire both winners of this years CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway medals, Tanya Landman and William Grill. Continue reading at BBC News

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Ali Smith wins Baileys book prize

Ali Smith wins the £30,000 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction for her time-shifting novel How to be Both. Continue reading at BBC News

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Books About Women Rarely Win Top Prizes

After analyzing 15 years' worth of top literary prize winners, Nicola Griffith notes that books about women rarely win. The post Books About Women Rarely Win Top Prizes appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Books about women less likely to win prizes, study finds

Study of six major awards in the last 15 years shows male subjects the predominant focus of winning novels• How well do you know fiction’s female protagonists - quizAnalysis of the last 15 years of winners of six major literary awards by the critically acclaimed author Nicola Griffith has found... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Meek's privatisation book wins Orwell Prize

James Meek's Private Island (Verso Books) has won the Orwell Prize for books, which celebrates political writing. Meek was announced as the winner of the annual prize at a ceremony at the University of Westminster yesterday (21st May). Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Coutts wins Wellcome Book Prize

Marion Coutts has won the Wellcome Book Prize 2015 with The Iceberg (Atlantic Books). Bill Bryson, chair of the prize judges, said the book was “painful to read, but beautifully expressed”. Coutts’ husband, art critic Tom Lubbock, was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2008, and died in 2011.... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Tumour memoir wins £30,000 book prize

A memoir written by the wife of an art critic who died of a brain tumour wins a £30,000 prize for new books about medicine, health or illness. Continue reading at BBC News

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