Category Archives: Literary Prizes

Stella Prize Long List – 2020

The Stella Prize Long List has just been announced, and it is time to get reading! The library has copies of all of these worthy books, and there is bound to be one to interest you.   Songspirals by Gay’wu … Continue reading

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Booker Prize 2019 – Two for the Price of One!

The 2019 Booker Prize has been announced, and, despite it being against the rules, there are two winners this year. In what is being describes as a shock announcement, Margaret Atwood and Bernadine Evaristo are sharing the prize this year … Continue reading

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Man Booker International winner – 2019

Congratulations to writer Jokha Alharthi and translator Marilyn Booth for winning the Man Booker International prize for Alharthi’s novel Celestial Bodies. The £50,000 prize has been divided equally between its author and translator. Jokha Alharthi, the first female Omani novelist … Continue reading

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2019 Stella Prize Shortlist

Congratulations to all of the Stella Prize shortlisted authors. The Stella Prize is presented for the best work of fiction or nonfiction by an Australian woman published in the previous calendar year.With $50,000 prize money on the line, there is … Continue reading

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Man Booker Prize 2018 – The winner announced

Congratulations to Anna Burns for her unconventional novel Milkman, winner of the 2018 Man Booker, and recipient of a £50,000 prize. ‘None of us has ever read anything like this before. Anna Burns’ utterly distinctive voice challenges conventional thinking and form … Continue reading

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Golden Man Booker Prize Winner

The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje has won the Golden Man Booker Prize. This special one-off prize was chosen by the public to celebrate 50 years of the Booker prize. All previous winners were considered by a panel of five specially appointed … Continue reading

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The Golden Man Booker Prize

Fancy voting for the best ever Booker prize winner? To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the awards you can participate in choosing  the winner of the Golden Man Booker prize. The shortlist was selected by 5 judges, each assigned a … Continue reading

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