Tue, 15/04/2014 - 09:40
Donna Tartt has won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her book The Goldfinch (Little, Brown).
Judges said the book “stimulates the mind and touches the heart” when the prize was awarded in the US last night (14th April).
Tartt has been awarded $10,000 for winning in the category, which honours...
Thu, 10/04/2014 - 09:30
The shortlist for the 2014 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award includes five novels in translation from Argentina, Colombia, France, Norway, and the Netherlands, and novels from Australia, Ireland, Malaysia, the UK and the US.
The €100,000 (£82,500) Award is an initiative of Dublin City Council.
There are two...
Wed, 09/04/2014 - 09:50
Malaysia has scooped the top prize at the inaugural LBF International Book Industry Excellence Awards, presented earlier this evening (8th April).
The US was also successful, picking up three gongs, while Belarus, Pakistan, India, Denmark, Australia and China all received awards (see full winners' list, below). But it was new...
Wed, 09/04/2014 - 09:00
Melissa Cox, Lynsey Dalladay, Sarah Hesketh, Hellie Ogden and Anne Perry have all been shortlisted for this year’s Kim Scott Walwyn prize, which celebrates exceptional women in publishing.
This year, the judges shortlisted five candidates instead of four after a 45% increase in entries, as nominations from the trade...
Tue, 08/04/2014 - 09:30
Debut novelists Eimear McBride, Audrey Magee and Hannah Kent join Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Donna Tartt and Jhumpa Lahiri on the shortlist for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.
Announcing the list this evening (7th April) at the Serpentine Sackler gallery in central London, chair of judges Helen Fraser said each of this year...
Tue, 08/04/2014 - 08:40
Portobello Books and Harvill Secker have two books each on the shortlist for the 2014 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize (IFFP).
Portobello’s A Meal in Winter by Hubert Mingarelli, translated from French by Sam Taylor, and Strange Weather in Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami, translated from Japanese by Allison Markin...
Mon, 07/04/2014 - 11:50
Geography teacher Kerr Thomson has won this year’s Times Chicken House children’s fiction competition for The Sound of Whales, an adventures story set on a remote Scottish island.
The Times said it chose middle-grade title The Sound of Whales as the winner because of its sense of...
Mon, 07/04/2014 - 09:40
Pan Macmillan is to launch a horror writing prize in memory of author James Herbert.
The prize will tie in with the 40th anniversary of the first publication of Herbert’s debut The Rats, for which Pan Macmillan will be releasing special anniversary paperback and collectors’ hardback editions in May and September...
Fri, 04/04/2014 - 09:40
Katherine Rundell’s novel Rooftoppers (Faber and Faber) has been crowned the overall winner of the 2014 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, after first winning in the 5-12 category.
Rooftoppers, about a girl looking for her mother while racing over Paris rooftops, was a hugely deserving winner...
Fri, 04/04/2014 - 08:50
Costa Novel winner Kate Atkinson (pictured) and Man Booker winner Eleanor Catton are among the authors shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction.
Jim Crace, Robert Harris, Andrew Greig and Ann Weisgarber are also on the list that the judges have called “the toughest choice, from the strongest longlist, in the...