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...
Tue, 21/05/2013 - 09:00
Dutch writer Gerbrand Bakker has won this year's £10,000 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize with his novel The Detour, published by Harvill Secker.
It is the author's second major literary prize win; his previous novel, The Twin, won the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award in 2010.
Bakker will share the...
Mon, 20/05/2013 - 07:00
Titles from around the world have been shortlisted for the 2013 Dundee International Book Prize, which awards £10,000 and a publishing deal with Scottish independent Cargo for the best unpublished novel.
Shortlisted books include settings in Iran, South Africa, and Romania, and with writers coming from Texas, Japan and Belgium...
Fri, 17/05/2013 - 09:46
Jenny Colgan's Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of Dreams (Sphere) has been named Romantic Novel of the Year at this year's Romantic Novelists' Association awards.
Meanwhile, the RNA's Joan Hessayon Award, which celebrates the best in new writing, was won by Liesel Schwartz for A Conspiracy of...
Thu, 16/05/2013 - 08:15
The £3,000 Orwell Book Prize for political writing has been awarded to A Very British Killing: The Death of Baha Mousa by AT Williams, published by Jonathan Cape.
A special Orwell Prize was given to the late Marie Colvin’s On the Front Line (HarperPress).
A Very British Killing follows...
Wed, 15/05/2013 - 11:15
Book from Random House and Faber have won the £25,000 Wolfson History Prizes.
Susan Brigden’s biography of a Tudor poet, Thomas Wyatt: The Heart’s Forest (Faber) took one award, while the second went to Christopher Duggan’s Fascist Voices: An Intimate History of Mussolini’s Italy (Bodley...
Wed, 15/05/2013 - 11:00
A self-published author has featured among the regional winners of the Commonwealth Book Prize.
Ezekel Alan from Jamaica won in the Caribbean category with his self-published book, Disposable People, published via CreateSpace.
He will now go forwards with the other regional winners to compete to be the overall winner...
Wed, 15/05/2013 - 09:00
Howard Jacobson has won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for the second time with his novel Zoo Time (Bloomsbury).
The prize is to have a Gloucestershire Old Spot pig named after the novel, as well as a jeroboam of champagne and a complete collection of PG Wodehouse works.
Jacobson previously won the prize,...