13 April 2015

Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction: shortlist

The 2015 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist is:

Rachel Cusk – Outline

Laline Paull – The Bees

Kamila Shamsie – A God in Every Stone

Ali Smith – How To Be Both

Anne Tyler – A Spool of Blue Thread

Sarah Waters – The Paying Guests

The winner will be announced on the 3rd of June.


02 April 2015

The 2015 Desmond Elliott Prize Longlist Announced

The Desmond Elliott Prize 2015 longlist
• The A to Z of You and Me by James Hannah (Doubleday)
• The Bees by Laline Paull (Fourth Estate)
• Chop Chop by Simon Wroe (Viking)
• Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey (Viking)
• Glass by Alex Christofi (Serpent’s Tail)
• The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton (Picador)
• Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller (Fig Tree)
• Randall by Jonathan Gibbs (Galley Beggar Press)
• A Song for Issy Bradley by Carys Bray (Hutchinson)
• The Wake by Paul Kingsnorth (Unbound)

A shortlist will be announced on 15th May.
The winner will be revealed at a ceremony at Fortnum & Mason on 1st July, where they will be presented with a cheque for £10,000. 
Named after literary agent and publisher Desmond Elliott, the Prize is an award for a first novel written in English and published in the UK. 

26 March 2015

Wainwright Prize 2015: Shortlist

Publishers Frances Lincoln, in association with the National Trust, has today announced the shortlist for The Thwaites Wainwright Prize 2015, an annual award that showcases the best books in UK nature and travel writing:

Claxton: Field Notes from a Small Planet by Mark Cocker
H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
Meadowland by John Lewis-Stempel 
Rising Ground: A Search for the Spirit of Place by Philip Marsden
Running Free: A Runner’s Journey Back to Nature by Richard Askwith 
The Moor by William Atkins 

The winner will be announced on Wednesday 22 April, 2015.