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Titanic win for Wilson at Authors' Awards
15.06.12 | Katie Allen
Frances Wilson's How to Survive the Titanic or The Sinking of J Bruce Ismay has won the Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography, taking the £5,000 award at the Authors' Awards 2012.
It was a double win for Bloomsbury, as Elizabeth Day's Scissors, Paper, Stone won one of the £3,000 Betty Trask Awards, for first novels by writers under 35. She was joined by Kalinda Ashton's The Danger Game (Tindal Street Press), Annabel Pitcher's My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece (Orion/Indigo) and Emma Jane Unsworth's Hungry, the Stars and Everything (Hidden Gem Press).
The Betty Trask Prize, also for first novels by writers under 35, worth £8,000, went to David Whitehouse's Bed (Canongate).
The Cholmondeley Awards, recognising achievievement and distinction in poetry, went to Christine Evans, Don Paterson, Peter Riley and Robin Robertson, who each received £2,000.
The Eric Gregory Awards, for collections by poets under the age of 30, went to Sophie F Baker, Joey Connolly, Holly Corfield Carr, Caleb Klaces, Rachael Madeleine Nicholas, Phoebe Power and Jon Stone, who each received £3,000.
The inaugural £1,000 British Council Award for ELT Writing went to Michael Swan and Catherine Walter for the Oxford English Grammar Course – Advanced (OUP). Meanwhile writers Stella Duffy, Matthew Hollis and Justin Marozzi each received £2,000 Travelling Scholarships, awarded to enable authors to keep in touch with colleagues abroad.