Fri, 17/06/2011 - 08:00
A guide to astronomy and a pop-up guide to how the world works are among the shortlisted titles for the first Royal Society Young People's Book Prize in three years.
The £10,000 prize was not awarded between 2008 and 2010 due to funding difficulties but has returned this year thanks to an anonymous donor. The winning book...
Fri, 03/06/2011 - 08:35
Philip Ziegler has won the £5,000 Elizabeth Longford prize for his "moving" biography of Edward Heath.
Zeigler's Edward Heath—The Authorised Biography was described as a "fully rounded, compelling and ultimately moving portrait of a flawed but impressive personality" by judges of the prize...
Wed, 02/03/2011 - 06:04
Little Tiger Press, Puffin and Simon & Schuster lead the nominations for this year's Red House Children's Book Award, the only national award for children's books voted entirely by children themselves.
This year's shortlist pits previous winners Michael Morpurgo, Rick Riordan and Sophie McKenzie against the likes...
Tue, 18/01/2011 - 12:01
The archive of the Orange Prize has been acquired by Kingston University.
Material held at the university dates back 20 years to the first meeting that discussed founding a new prize for women's writing. It also includes information about the various projects funded by the prize.
The archive will be made public in the summer...
Wed, 05/01/2011 - 08:24
Novelist Maggie O’Farrell, potter Edmund de Waal and debut writer Jason Wallace are among the winners of the 2010 Costa Book Awards. First-time novelist Kishwar Desai and poet Jo Shapcott complete the category winners at this year's prize.
The five Costa Book Award winners, each of whom will receive £5,000, were selected...
Thu, 11/11/2010 - 06:55
Seven women have made the 16-strong longlist for the prestigious International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2011, the highest number in the prize's four-year history. The prize awards $10,000 to six shortlisted finalists and $50,000 to its winner. Entries from 17 countries in the Arab world were received, with Afghanistan included for the first...
Wed, 03/11/2010 - 05:10
Three up-and-coming writers have been shortlisted for the inaugural Sony Reader Award, the category for unpublished writers within the 2010 Dylan Thomas Prize.
The shortlist comprises Claire McGowan's The Fall, the story of two women brought together by an act of violence in modern-day London; Benjamin Wood's The...
Wed, 20/10/2010 - 15:16
The submissions deadline for the £30,000 Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award is 30th October at 1 p.m.
The prize, now in its second year, awards for a single short story from a fiction author who has had work published in Britain or Ireland. The winner will receive £30,000 and the five shortlisted writers...
Wed, 22/09/2010 - 09:59
Emma Donoghue's Josef Fritzl inspired Room (Picador) is the clear public favourite, in sales terms, of the six books competing for the 2010 Man Booker prize. The book sold 3,451 copies at UK bookshops last week, according to Nielsen BookScan data, almost three times as many copies as the next most popular purchase, Howard Jacobson...
Thu, 16/09/2010 - 10:04
Linda Gillard's Star Gazing (Piatkus) has been voted the most romantic novel of the last 50 years in a poll by the Romantic Novelists Association. The author beat the two other shortlisted novels, Barbara Taylor Bradford's A Woman of Substance (HarperCollins) and Trisha Ashley's Every Woman for
Herself (Avon), in a...