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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.

Oraqnge 2011 Shortlist - Winner June 8th

The Orange Prize for Fiction is the UK’s only annual book award for fiction written by a woman. Celebrating its sixteenth anniversary this year, the Prize celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world.

The Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, internationally recognised for promoting ground-breaking works of fiction from across the globe, has announced an eclectic mix of writers from the four regions of the Commonwealth who will be heading to the final stages of the competition at Sydney Writers’ Festival in May.

The 2011 regional prize winners are:

Best Book: The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna (Sierra Leone)
Best First Book: Happiness is a four-letter word by Cynthia Jele (South Africa)

Caribbean and Canada:
Best Book: Room by Emma Donoghue (Canada)
Best First Book: Bird Eat Bird by Katrina Best (Canada)

South Asia and Europe:
Best Book: The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell (UK)
Best First Book: Sabra Zoo by Mischa Hiller (UK)

South East Asia and Pacific:
Best Book: That Deadman Dance by Kim Scott (Australia)
Best First Book: A Man Melting by Craig Cliff (New Zealand)

Costa Book of the Year - Yahoo! We got it right. Of Mutability by poet Jo Shapcott has taken out the main £25,000 prize for her delightful collection. Now her publisher will surely commission a decent graphic artist to give her work a less nauseating cover?

With high profile poet, Derek Walcott winning the TS Eliot could this signal the advent of a poetry lead recovery by an inspired leadership? Davo Cameron waxing lyrical? Nah. Costa category winners | Poetic Justice as Shapcott Wins Costa -

£30,000 Dylan Thomas Prize Winner Elyse Fenton: US poet, 29, with her acclaimed collection Clamor, a book of war poety in which a woman reflects on her lover fighting in Afghanistan. Others shortlisted        

2010 in Brief

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TS Eliot Prize for Poetry Winner


Derek Walcott, 81, has won the £15,000 T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry for his 2010 collection White Egrets. Mr. Walcott (above) is a poet that has previously been recognised with no less than the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992.Award Tragic comments

Guardian First Book Award

Romantic Moderns: English Writers, Artists and the Imagination from Virginia Wool by Alexandra Harris has won the GBP 10,000 prize. Other shortlisted

2010 Galaxy National Book Award Winners

One Day by David Nicholls (Hodder & Stoughton); The Making of Modern Britain: From Queen Victoria to VE Day  by Andrew Marr (Pan); Zog by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler (Alison Green Books);Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi (Ebury Press);Freedom by Jonathan Franzen (Fourth Estate);The Fry Chronicles: A Memoir by Stephen Fry (Michael Joseph); The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance by Edmund de Waal (Chatto & Windus) ; Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (Fourth Estate) - Full details OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS Terry Pratchett & Martin Amis

2010 Booker Prize Winner Howard Jacobson - The Finkler Question (Bloomsbury) has taken out this years £50,000 prize. Other shortlisted

James Tait Memorial Prize Winners 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 Flieswon the biography genre.  Full shortlists

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

Nothing to Envy: Real Lives in North... Barbara Demick . Read more |

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.

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


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


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

₤30000 Scottish Arts Council’s Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book Awards 

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 won their categories in one of America's most prestigious prizes, the National Book Circle Critics Awards. Winners Full lists

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


National Book Award 2010 Winners- Full lists

Fiction: Lord of Misrule, by Jaimy Gordon
Nonfiction: Just Kids, by Patti Smith
Poetry: Lighthead, by Terrance Hayes
Young people’s literature: Mockingbird, by Kathryn Erskine
Lifetime achievement award: Tom Wolfe

The 2010 Pulitzer Prizes were awarded on April 12. This year's winners include a surprise in fiction, Paul Harding's debut novel, Tinkers, and T.J. Stiles's biography of Cornelius Vanderbilt, The First Tycoon, which also won the National Book Award:

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

Blue Peter Shortlist - Just a hint of controversy this year as Trash by Andy Mulligan was dumped from the list apparently due to violence & swearing. Some people think the Beeb's decision is a load of old rubbish. Nine books listed. All quite squeaky cleanish.

2010 Winner Guardian Children's Fiction Prize- Michelle Paver has won the 2010 Guardian children's fiction prize for the concluding volume of her bestselling Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series, Ghost Hunter.

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 th e2009 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

Roald Dahl Funny Prize

Congratulations to Sam Lloyd and Philip Ardagh have won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize . Lloyd's Mr Pusskins Best in Show won the prize for children aged six and under,while 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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Young Minds Book Prize Winner

A Perfect Ten

Chris Higgins's A Perfect Ten has been selected by Young Minds, the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Charity, as their winner for 2009.

Featured Children's Awards

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