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 long as they are able to find new sponsorshop. The book charity lost 50% of its funding from the...
Wed, 24/11/2010 - 08:10
A story of lost love and Arctic adventure has won this year’s John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for writers aged 35 and under.
Amy Sackville’s debut novel The Still Point, published by Portobello, beat authors including Nadifa Mohamed and Cordelia Fine to the £5,000 Prize. The five shortlisted authors received £...
Fri, 15/10/2010 - 06:26
Three début titles are among those jostling for the £5,000 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize this year, with a poetry collection and a historical novel also making the cut.
Orange-longlisted début novels Black Mamba Boy by Nadifa Mohamed (Harper) and The Still Point by Amy Sackville (Portobello) are two of...
Tue, 01/12/2009 - 08:05
A début author who works in the Review indie bookshop in Peckham, south London, has won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize.
Evie Wyld’s After the Fire, A Still Small Voice (Jonathan Cape) beat Orange Prize-winner Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Man Booker winner Aravind Adiga to the £5,000 prize, which celebrates the...
Mon, 10/08/2009 - 06:30
Novelist Louise Doughty is to chair the judging panel for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. Doughty will be joined by authors Joanna Kavenna and Stephen Knight.
The John Llewellyn Rhys Prize rewards the best work of literature (fiction, non-fiction, poetry or drama) by a UK or Commonwealth writer aged 35 or under. The winner receives a...
Tue, 25/11/2008 - 08:45
Henry Hitchings has beaten Booker winner Aravind Adiga to the 2008 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for The Secret Life of Words (John Murray).
Hitchings was awarded the £5,000 prize for his non-fiction title about the history and growth of the English language at a ceremony in London last night (24th November).
Fri, 30/11/2007 - 08:24
Sarah Hall has won the 2007 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for her novel The Carhullan Army. The award, which comes with a £5,000 prize, is presented by the UK's Booktrust and named for the late writer John Llewellyn Rhys, who was killed in action during World War II.
The Carhullan Army tells the story of an...
Mon, 22/10/2007 - 13:56
Independent publishers dominate the shortlist for this year's John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, which recognises the best work of literature by a UK or Commonwealth writer aged 35 or under. The prize was founded 65 years ago in honour of author John Llewellyn Rhys, who was killed in action during the Second World War.
The shortlist is:...