Tag Archives: Literary Prizes

The Stella Prize shortlist for 2016

Hard on the heels of the announcement of the 20 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize longlisted titles comes the Stella Prize shortlist for 2016. Only in its 4th year, the Stella Prize is, like the Bailey’s prize, for women authors.  From an enormous … Continue reading

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The 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist

Appropriately for International Women’s Day, the 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist has been announced. The longlisted books are: 2016 Chair of Judges Margaret Mountford said of this year’s longlist: “We had a hugely enjoyable and stimulating meeting, as there … Continue reading

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Stella Prize Longlist Book of the Day

Here is a message from the Stella Prize people: Since the announcement of the 2016 Stella Prize longlist on 9 February, we’ve had a huge response from readers who are loving the 12 books in contention for the prize. To celebrate, … Continue reading

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Man Booker Prize Shortlist

Apologies, it’s been almost a fortnight since the shortlist for this year’s Man Booker Prize was announced by the chair of the judges, AC Grayling. I’m sure most of you booky types are well ahead of me on this one. … Continue reading

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Man Booker Prize Longlist

Last week the 2014 Longlist for the Man Booker Prize was announced. Previously for novels written in English and published in the UK, the Man Booker Prize now admits nominations from all over the world. The six judges, headed by … Continue reading

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Judging books by their covers

When I’m not sure what I want to read next the cover really does have to jump out at me. My last random purchase was an edition of The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell because it … Continue reading

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2014 Inky Awards Longlist

The Inky Awards recognise high-quality young adult literature, with the longlist and shortlist selected by young adults, and the winners voted for online by the teen readers of InsideaDog.com.au. There are two awards: the Gold Inky Award for an Australian … Continue reading

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