Thu, 24/01/2013 - 16:55
Salley Vickers and Chioma Okereke are among the authors shortlisted for the Costa Short Story Award.
Vickers' Mown Grass is shortlisted alongside the Nigerian author Chioma Okereke's Trompette de la Mort and Millie and Bird by Avril Joy. Also shortlisted are Sheila Llewellyn's Dislocation...
Thu, 24/01/2013 - 14:31
Quadrille has partnered with the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year competition to offer an extra prize for the winner.
The award, which offers the winner £5,000, has been extended to include the commission to shoot the image for Quadrille’s 2014 promotional card, with 350,000 of the cards to be inserted...
Thu, 24/01/2013 - 12:13
Orange Prize-winner Marilynne Robinson is among the nominations for the International Man Booker Prize.
The finalist list was announced today (24th January) by chair of judges Christopher Ricks, at the Jaipur Literature Festival in India.
Joining the American author in the list of nominations are the authors Yan Lianke whose...
Wed, 23/01/2013 - 09:33
A new £10,000 literary prize rewarding original fiction has been launched by Goldsmiths, University of London.
The Goldsmiths Prize will be given to a book which “opens up new possibilities of the novel form”. It will be awarded each year to a book that is deemed “genuinely novel and which embodies the sprit...
Wed, 23/01/2013 - 09:25
Katie Fforde (pictured), Jenny Colgan and Kate Morton are among the authors featuring on the category shortlists for the RoNA awards.
Six authors have been shortlisted for each of the five categories - contemporary romantic novel, epic romantic novel, historical romantic novel, romantic comedy novel and young adult romantic novel - as...
Wed, 16/01/2013 - 10:44
Simon Mayo and Steve Backshall are among the longlisted authors for the Branford Boase Award, which celebrates debut novels for children.
The award, which also honours the editor of the winning title, has revealed a 26-strong longlist from 62 submissions.
Other titles on the longlist include Doglands by Tim Willcocks...
Tue, 15/01/2013 - 08:15
Sharon Olds has won the 20th anniversary T S Eliot prize for Stag's Leap (Jonathan Cape).
Olds is the first US woman poet to win the award and was chosen from a record 131 submissions.
Stag's Leap, a collection of poems describing the departure of a husband of 30 years, was described...
Wed, 09/01/2013 - 16:53
The shortlist for the Man Asian Literary Prize was announced today (9th January) with two books tipped for the Man Booker prize rmaking it onto the five-strong list.
The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng (Myrmidon) and Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil (Faber), which both made the shortlist of the Man Booker prize in...
Wed, 09/01/2013 - 16:45
The shortlist for the 2012 International Prize for Arabic Fiction has been announced in a ceremony held in Tunisia.
The six titles, selected from a longlist of 16 books, come from writers of various nationalities. Ave Maria by Iraqi writer Sinan Antoon (Al-Jamal) tells the story of two Iraqi Christians, a young man and...
Thu, 03/01/2013 - 08:55
Hilary Mantel's Man Booker Prize-winning Bring Up the Bodies (Fourth Estate) has secured a further win, taking this year's Costa Novel Award.
In a women-dominated list of category winners, the Costa Biography Award went to Dotter of her Father's Eyes (Jonathan Cape), a memoir in graphic form co-...