Wed, 05/06/2013 - 19:21
The American novelist A M Homes has won the 2013 Women's Prize for Fiction for her novel May We Be Forgiven (Granta), seeing off competition from a strong shortlist which included double-Man Booker winner Hilary Mantel.
Kate Mosse, chair of the prize board, presented Homes with the winner's 30,000 cheque and...
Mon, 03/06/2013 - 12:22
Baileys has become the new sponsor for the Women's Prize for Fiction, with the cream liqueur brand entering into a three-year partnership with the prize.
The £30,000 prize will be known as the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction from 2014.
Kate Mosse, chair of the Women's Prize for Fiction board,...
Sat, 01/06/2013 - 12:52
The Crime Writers Association has revealed the shortlists for many of its annual Dagger Awards, with Quercus dominating in the international category.
The independent publisher picked up three nominations in the International Dagger award, half of the six nominated titles.
Quercus picked up four more nominations in other...
Sat, 01/06/2013 - 12:06
The audiobook of Ian Rankin's Standing in Another Man's Grave, read by James MacPherson (Orion Audio), has won Audible's Sounds of Crime Award for best crime audiobook at the CrimeFest 2013 Awards. The winning author and reader share the £1,000 prize.
Meanwhile Ruth Dudley Edwards won the Goldsboro Last...
Fri, 31/05/2013 - 23:01
The Commonwealth Book Prize has been won by UK debut author Lisa O'Donnell, while the Short Story Prize has been awarded to two joint winners.
The prizes-£10,000 for the Book Prize, and £2,500 to each of the Short Story Prize winners-were presented at the Hay Festival this evening [31st May] by author John le...
Thu, 30/05/2013 - 08:30
Former People by Douglas Smith, published by Macmillan, has won the inaugural £5,000 Pushkin House Russian Book Prize.
The prize is given by London's independent Russian cultural centre Pushkin House in association with Waterstones and rewards a strongly written non-fiction book in English about Russia and the...
Tue, 28/05/2013 - 11:00
Swansea University has been announced as the new sponsor of the Dylan Thomas Prize, with a new panel of judges also revealed for the 2013 award.
The annual prize of £30,000 is given each year to a work in English by an author under 30 from anywhere around the world.
The new sponsor and judges were unveiled at an event at...
Thu, 23/05/2013 - 09:00
American writer Lydia Davis has won the fifth Man Booker International Prize, worth £60,000.
Davis beat nine other authors including fellow American author Marilynne Robinson and China's Yan Lianke.
The presentation of the prize, which is awarded every two years to a living author for a body of work, was made at the...
Thu, 23/05/2013 - 08:30
Hachette has two novels on the three-strong shortlist for the £10,000 Desmond Elliott Prize for debut fiction, with titles from Sceptre and Hodder & Stoughton both making the list.
The shortlist comprises Ros Barber [pictured]'s novel in verse, The Marlowe...
Wed, 22/05/2013 - 07:00
Simon & Schuster scooped three awards at the British Sports Book Awards last night [21st May], with Foyles winning the Sports Book Retailer of the Year Award [pictured].
S&S picked up the Best Autobiography/Biography prize with Seven Deadly Sins by David Walsh, pipping books from the likes of Ian Thorpe, Lord...