British, Irish and Global Literary Award Winners

The English, Welsh, Scottish & Irish Book Award scene from A-Z. Winners. Shortlists.The best literature from fiction, non-fiction, crime, science fiction, children, romance, poetry, biography, history, politics and more.

All leading awards including the Booker Prize, Costa, Carnegie Medal and many more. Visit our sister site, Literary Festivals UK for upcoming Litfests.

We also cover all leading english speaking book award winners from the USA, Australia, New Zealand and soon,Canada.

The Desmond Elliott Prize Winner

The Girl with Glass Feet Ali Shaw

"'Magical' Guardian 'Ali Shaw has written a rare orchid of a book, beautiful and eccentric and exquisitely sad' Patrick Ness 'Shaw has worked the great tradition of European fairy tales and come up with an ingenious story... A magical fable of fate and resignation.' Guardian 'Virtually weightless in execution... Read more
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Winner of the Duff Cooper Prize

Trotsky: A Biography

'The best biography of Trotsky to date... it disregards all sentimental nonsense and gives us... Read more - > See more from Robert Service

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Commonwealth Writers Siddon RockPrize 2010 Winners


Siddon Rock by Australian author Glenda Guest (Vintage) is the winner of the ₤5000 (A$8,250) best first book award in this year's Commonwealth Writers Prize.

Solo by Rana Dasgupta (Fourth Estate) was the winner of the overall Commonwealth Writers Prize for best book. More including regional winners

 

Crime Thriller Awards

Long Lost Cut to the Heart of Film, TV and Books with the Crime Thriller Awards. Check out the Crime Thriler Store to find out all the details of the winners and the full shortlists.

Nobel Prize for Literature

The 2009 Nobel Prize for Literature has been awarded to Romanian-born writer Herta Muller. Author of works such as The Passport and Nadirsshe was praised by the Nobel Academy for both her poetry and prose. More from Herta Muller

William Hill Sports Book of the Year

Congratulations to Duncan Hamilton, who has won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award for his authorised biography of Harold Larwood.

UK £30,000 Costa Book of the the Year Award

28th Jan - A poetry collection A Scattering by Christopher Reid,. has won was won this years prize .

Other category winners:

Irish author Colm Tóibín has been named the winner of the Costa Novel Award for his book Brooklyn.

Dec 10 - Daggers- Crime Writers' Association Awards - All the 2009 Daggers have now been awarded. The Gold Dagger Award was won by former Franciscan friar. Apparently he left the order to become a barrister and then a writer - identity resolved. He won the prestigious prize for, A Whispered Name: A Father Anselm Novel, Book 3 (Father Anselm Novels). All the Dagger winners

Dec - Guardian First Book Award Winner- An Elegy for Easterly, by Petina Gappah, Faber (short story) - Describes the lives of people in Zimbabwe caught up in a situation over which they have no control, as they deal with spiralling inflation, power cuts and financial hardship, and cope with issues common to all people everywhere; failed promises, disappointments and unfulfilled dreams. moreAfter the Fire, a Still Small Voice

2009 John Llewellyn RhysLiterary Prize- 1st Dec Evie Wyld has won (left) the 2009 John Llewellyn Rhys literary

prize with her debut wyld_evieeffort. The bookseller won £5000 for After The Fire, A still Voice.

The book, described as 'remarkable' by novelist and playwright Louise Doughty, is mainly set on the coast of Queensland. It chronicles the communication, or lack thereof, of three generations of men. The Korea and Vietnam wars and domestic violence intertwine with the secrets they keep from one another. More

 

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Hilary Mantels' Wolf Hall, has won the 2009 £50,000 Booker Prize.- Lock Wolf Hall Hardback book by Cromwell in a deep dungeon in the morning,' says Thomas More, 'and when you come back that night he'll be sitting on a plush cushion eating larks' tongues, and all the gaolers will owe him money.' More | Other Shortlisted

British Fantasy Awards Winners - Peer-voted award that recognises the best works in Science Fantasy genre More

 

2009 Burns biography Winner Saltire Scottish

- Dec 1 A biography of Robert Burns, The Bardby Robert Crawford, has won the £10,000 book of the year prize at the 2009 Saltire Society Literary Awards.

Other awards went to a history of Scottish philosophy, a biography of John Muir and the Historical Thesaurus of the English dictionary. More

Desmond Elliott Prize - 5/4 bookies favourite, Blackmoor , by Edward Hogan has won the £10,000 prize named for the literary agent and publisher. Mr. Hogan is delighted- he is, apparently, totally skint. Ah writing. The glamour. Details

2009 British Book Awards: Populist? Predictable? Perfect theatre? Yes. of course. But, the Nibbies are unapologetically so.

 

Well done to the winners of this year's British Book Awards. Check out all the shortlisted titles, including winners like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Suspicions of Mr Whicher and Dreams From My Father.

›See the 2009 British Book Awards winners and shortlists

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Inaugural Spear’s Book Award Winners - June 30th- A new addition to Literary Award World, with an aim to celebrate the very best books of the year – from finance to fiction. Some stunning and thoughtful books have won in 2009 across six categories including the unusual (for award world) 'Coffee Table' and 'Family History' genres.

Muslim Writers' Winners - Kamila Shamsie's, Burnt Shadows has won the 2009 Fiction prize and Shelina Zahra Janmohamed's , Love in a Headscarf: Muslim woman seeks the One, the Non-fiction category. Details

£10,000 James Tait Black Winner - - Apparently a power failure led to this years award being presented in total darkness sans amplification. With a pedigree like the Tait Black, first awarded in 1919,it was a mere flesh wound. . More

Crime Writers Association Dagger Winners - Colin Cotterill has won the Dagger in the Library; writer Fred Vargas and translator Sîan Reynolds the International Dagger for the third time in four years. Full details

 

 

 

 

2010 Booker Prize Shortlist

Peter Carey - Parrot and Olivier in America (Faber and Faber)

Emma Donoghue - Room (Pan MacMillan - Picador)

Damon Galgut - In a Strange Room (Grove Atlantic - Atlantic Books)

Howard Jacobson - The Finkler Question (Bloomsbury)

Andrea Levy - The Long Song (Headline Publishing Group - Headline Review)Tom McCarthy -

C (Random House - Jonathan Cape)

Guardian First Book Award

10 debut titles are in the running for the £10,000 award range from dystopian fiction to popular psychology. Full list

Jame Tait Memorial Prize Winners

Novelist A.S. Byatt and critic John Carey, have each received a 2010 James Tait Black Memorial Prize.

The Children's Book, by A.S. Byatt, won the fiction category whilst John Carey's William Golding: The Man Who Wrote Lord of the Flies won the biography genre.  Full shortlists

BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non Fiction 2010--The Winner

Nothing to Envy: Real Lives in North... Barbara Demick

`A most perceptive and eye-opening account of everyday life in North Korea' --Jung Chang `I loved it - I couldn't pull myself away. This is the first book I've read which tells me about the inner lives of individual North Koreans' --Lindsey Hilsum, International Editor, Channel 4 News 'A rare and valuable insight ... Read more |

The Lost Booker Prize Winner

Troubles J.G. Farrell

'It's funny, sad and beautifully written; it's prescient, wise, original and unexpectedly eccentric. Vote JG, I say. Or even better, just read him.' (Rachel Cooke OBSERVER ) 'Troubles has everything: great story, compelling characters, believable dialogue and big ideas. It's a book good enough to win the Booker in... Read more...›See more from J.G. Farrell

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2010 Spear’s Book Award Winners

Spears, we believe, are a wealth management company who also publish a glossy mag.The mix of award categories presents a selection of books that will no doubt appeal to their demographic. Full Lists

€100,000 IMPAC Dublin International

The 2010 winner isThe Twin by Gerbrand Bakker (Dutch) in translation. Harvill Secker. Full shortllist

British Orange Prize Winner

Congratulations to Barbara Kingsolver, author of The Lacuna the story of a man torn between the warm heart of Mexico and the cold embrace of 1950s McCarthy-ite America. More

Orange New Writers

The Boy Next Door by Zimbabwean author Irene Sabatini. More

Scottish Arts Council’s Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book Awards  –At ₤30000 to the winner this is Scotland’s richest book awards, and the fourth largest in the UK.

The 2010 Book of the Year is by Donald Worster - A Passion for Nature: The Life of John Muir (Oxford University Press) . Other listed

British Authors Win Major US Prize

Booker Prize Winner, Hilary Mantel's, Wolf Hall and Diana Anthill's British Book Award Finalist, Somewhere Towards the End by Diana Athill , have been won their categories in one of America's most prestigious prizes, the National Book Circle Critics Awards. Winners Full lists

13th April - The 2010 Pulitzer Prize winners have been announced in Journalism, Letters, Drama and Music; marking the 94th edition of the annual American awards. More

-Best Translated Book Award Winner - The Confessions of Noa Weber by Gail Hareven

Giller Prize Winner- Nov 10 - Linden MacIntyre, a veteran broadcast journalist best known for his investigative reporting, won the 2009 Canada's leading Scotiabank Giller Prize for his novel

The Bishop’s Man.

USA

The American Book Awards / Before Columbus Foundation- e. 2009 list

Pulitizer Winners - The Fiction Pulitzer was won by Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout (Random House). The Biography or Autobiography Pulitzer was awarded to American Lion: Andrew Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II,Jackson in the White Houseby Jon Meacham . The General Nonfiction Pulitzer was won by,by Douglas A. Blackmon

History category was won by The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Familyamazon link, by Annette Gordon-Reed and finally Poetry won by The Shadow of Sirius , by W. S. Merwin. Details

Australia& New Zealand

The AUD $20,000 CAL Waverley Library Award for Literature -25th th November,Known affectionately as the 'The Nib', is Australia's premier literary award acknowledging excellence in research by Australian authors writing literary works. The 2009 prize has been won by poets Robert Gray's The Land I Came Through Last

Chloe Hopper Wins Button - 29 August - Melbourne writer Chloe Hooper has won the inaugural $20,000 John Button Prize for Australian public policy and political writing for her book The Tall Man -- Death and Life on Palm Island , about the death in custody of Cameron Doomadgee on Palm Island. details + shortlists

2009 Stonewall Book Awards

The Stonewall Book Awards are given annually to English-language books of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered experience. With luminaries such as Isabel Miller, Vito Russo, Michael Cunningham, Alan Hollinghurst and Sarah Waters among their laureates, the Stonewalls remain perhaps the most prestigious awards in the field of GLBT literature.

›Visit the Stonewall Book Awards Page

Winners Ngä Kupu Ora 2009 - Massey University's celebration of excellence in Māori publishing. Mau Moko: The World of Mäori Tattoo by Ngahuia Te Awekotuku was one of the winners. Delicious. More

Montana Winners Emily Perkins for, Novel About My Wife. Described as "sophisticated and urban", registering the nuances of class, concealment and reserve in domestic English life.

Wellington curator and writer Jill Trevelyan won the non-fiction award for Rita Angus: An Artist's Life. Kate de Goldi's, The 10pm Question, picked-up the Readers Choice.

Ten categories were awarded plus three from NZSA. More

NZ Society of Authors Winners - A story about a high-school sex scandal that jolts a group of teenage girls into a new awareness of their own potency and power, The Rehearsal by Eleanor Catton won Best First Book .

Everything Talks by Sam Sampson (Auckland University Press) won hte Poetry prize and Mates & Lovers: A History of Gay New Zealand by Chris Brickell (Random House New Zealand) the Non-fiction. More

 

 

 

Children & Young Adult Book Awards

Royal Scottish Mail Children's Award 2010 Shortlists- Dragons and Witches to the fore - Full Lists

Carnegie Medal Winner -Neil Gaiman's,  THE GRAVEYARD BOOK, is the winner of the Britain's leading young people's award for 2010.

The book was already the winner of the UK Booktrust Teenage Prize and America's prestigious Newbury Medal, and the2009 Hugo and a Locus Award for best YA novel. Other shortlisted

The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal Winner (illustration) winner is Freya Blackwood (text by Margaret Wild) HARRY & HOPPERScholastic (Age range: 6+) - other shortlisted

Guardian Children's Fiction Prize.

Roald Dahl Funny Prize

Congratulations to Sam Lloyd Mr Pusskins Best in Showand Philip Ardagh who have won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2009. Lloyd's Mr Pusskins Best in Show won the prize for children aged six and under, Product Detailswhile Ardagh's Grubtown Tales: Stinking Rich and Just Plain Stinky was named the best funny book for children aged seven to 14.

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Featured Children's Award

YoungMinds Book Prize - The Winner

A Perfect Ten
Chris Higgins's A Perfect Tenhas been selected by YoungMinds, the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Charity, as their winner for 2009. The YoungMinds Books Prize honours a work of fiction or biography for young people aged 12+ that helps young people understand and tackle the issues they face as teenagers.

 

Cream of American Children & Teen Book Awards for 2010

A veritable extravaganza. A huge day in the world of American Children and Teen Book Awards as a multiplicity of literary prizes are  announced during the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting. Full lists

The Children's Book Council of Collecting ColourAustralia (CBCA) is a volunteer run, not for pro fit, organisation that was established in 1945 and is comprised of individual members who are passionate about children's and young adult literature. More

Booktrust Early Year Winners - Three categories honoured; Baby Book Award; Pre-School Award; Best Emerging Illustrator. More

Booktrust Teen Winner Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book (Bloomsbury)-This 0747594805chillingly fantastical tale is Gaiman’s first full-length novel since his internationally bestselling and highly acclaimed Coraline. Bod is alive…but his friends are not. Raised by ghosts, werewolves and other ethereal graveyard inhabitants, how will Bod reconcile the world of the living and the dead? More

2009 Carnegie Medal Winner- Winner Siobhan Dowd Bog Child 2009 Kate Greenaway Medal Winner Rayner, Catherine Harris Finds His Feet

Local Children's Choice Awards - Leeds, Portsmouth, Angus, Doncaster, Bolton? They may not be familiar literary awards outside of the local areas but each year tens of thousands of school children read a pile of books, then, chose their champion. Begone foul Play Station! List

 

 

 

 

 

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