October 2014 - Booker Prize winner announced
Congratulations to Richard Flanagan for winning with his startling book: The Narrow Road to the Deep North. Click here for overview.
June 4th 2014 - Baileys 2014 winner announced
Congratulations to Eimear McBride the winner of the 2014 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, who impressed the five judges with her debut novel.
Eimear McBride’s debut tells the story of a young woman’s relationship with her brother and the long shadow cast by his childhood brain tumour. It is not so much a stream of consciousness as an unconsciousness railing against a life that makes little sense, forming a shocking and intimate insight into the thoughts, feelings and chaotic sexuality of a young and isolated protagonist. To read A Girl is a Half-formed Thing is to plunge inside into the narrator’s head, experiencing her world first-hand.
16th October 2013 - Booker 2013 Prize Winner Announced
Congratulations to Eleanor Catton, winner of the 2013 Man Booker Prize, one of the world's most prestigious literary awards. Read the young author's astonishing historical novel, The Luminaries, set in a 19th-century New Zealand gold rush town.
Booker Prize to allow US entries
The Man Booker prize will consider novels by American writers for the first time in 2014.
Until now, the prestigious literary prize has only considered works by writers from Britain, Ireland and the countries of the Commonwealth.
Daily Telegraph 15th September 2013
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2016 Pulitzer Prize Winner
It's a massive day in arts and journalism because the 100th annual Pulitzer Prize winners were just announced, and there's a big surprise. 2015's best artistic and nonfiction writing across 21 categories were recognized during a ceremony Monday afternoon at Columbia University in New York City. The first Pulitzer Prize was awarded to Hebert Bayward Swope, a reporter for The New York World, in 1916. (And if you're as big a fan of Newsies as I am, that paper should ring a bell, but try to think of it more positively.)
The major prize for book nerds, the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction went to The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Grove Press), a legitimate surprise, if you've been paying attention to the book nerd and industry buzz. The feeling around the prize in the last few months would have you putting all your hard-earned cash down on A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara to take home the award, but that's why you should never gamble. Viet Thanh Nguyen is no less deserving, and moreover, it's his debut novel, which makes it such a wonderful win.
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