Mon, 09/12/2013 - 12:00
The Evening Standard is launching a children’s book prize in memory of Oscar Ashton, the son of the newspaper’s city editor James Ashton, who died last year.
The £5,000 prize is sponsored by Waitrose and will be awarded to the best book that a child under five could pick up on his or her own....
Fri, 06/12/2013 - 09:10
Tony Robinson is up for his second Blue Peter book award on this year's shortlist, announced during the children's TV programme today (5th December).
Robinson’s book, Weird World of Wonders: World War II, illustrated by Thomas Flintham and published by Macmillan, was nominated for the Best Book with...
Thu, 05/12/2013 - 09:15
Wed, 04/12/2013 - 09:10
Manil Suri’s The City of Devi (Bloomsbury) has won the 21st annual Literary Review Bad Sex in Fiction Prize.
The award was presented by Joan Collins at a ceremony last night (3rd December) at the Naval and Military Club in London, known as the In & Out Club, and accepted by a representative of his publisher....
Wed, 04/12/2013 - 06:31
Molecule Mayhem (Templar), a book exploring atoms, elements and other aspects of chemistry, has won the Authors Licensing and Collecting Society Award for Educational Writing.
The award honours “outstanding examples of non-fiction books for readers aged 5-11 years”.
Molecule Mayhem, by Tom Adams and...
Tue, 03/12/2013 - 11:34
Neil Gaiman, Kate Atkinson and Malala Yousafzai are among the winners at the fifth annual 2013 Goodreads Choice Awards, which are based on members' top-rated titles.
The book recommendation site, with over 20 million members, has made awards in 20 categories.
Neil Gaiman won in the Fantasy category for The Ocean at the...
Tue, 03/12/2013 - 09:10
Forty-eight years after it was first published, Stoner (Vintage Classics) by the late US author John Williams has been named the Waterstones Book of the Year 2013.
Stoner—the story of an unassuming literary scholar who hits career and marriage problems—was first published in the US in...
Mon, 02/12/2013 - 11:38
Writer Gillian Slovo has won English PEN's Golden PEN Award 2013.
Slovo will be presented with the award, along with a golden pen and a cheque for £1,000, later today (Monday 2nd December).
The award is given annually to an accomplished British resident writer who is highly regarded by the literary community with a...
Fri, 29/11/2013 - 09:00
Donal Ryan’s The Spinning Heart (Doubleday Ireland) has tonight (28th November) been named the winner of the 2013 Guardian First Book Award.
The Spinning Heart, told from the points of view of 21 people struggling to get by in a rural village in...
Thu, 28/11/2013 - 15:24
Professor Stefan Buczacki has been presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Garden Media Guild awards 2013. Other winners in book categories were Christopher Brickell, Kay Maguire, Tim Richardson and Mark Diacono.
The Garden Media Guild works to raise the quality of writing, photography and broadcasting in the gardening...