Category Archives: Book Prizes

Baileys’ Women’s Prize for Fiction – Longlist (and shortlist) 2016

Everything But The Girl takes on The Apprentice! It’s a pretty stellar judging panel over at the Baileys awards this year, with Margaret Mountford, Elif Shafak and Tracey Thorn taking to centre stage. Every year this prize just keeps on getting … Continue reading

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Baileys’ Women’s Prize for Fiction Best of the Decade OR “What a blinkin’ performance!”

It took an imminently expiring passport (you know that sinking “how did you let this happen” feeling?) and a belligerent bloke at the British Consulate here in Paree – “Désolé, Madame, mais le système a changé…” – to force a welcome … Continue reading

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The Costa Book Awards 2015 Shortlist

Nothing like a good cup of strong, hot coffee and a new set of books jostling for a British award, eh.  The Costa Book Awards have been going since the early 1970s and will announce this new year’s Category Winners … Continue reading

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Baileys’ Prize for Women – ‘Now We Are 20’ : “Everyone’s a winner, baby…”

With 20 years’ worth of titles under the Orange/Baileys’ belt, from Helen Dunmore’s “A Spell of Winter” in 1996 to Ali Smith’s “How To Be Both” just earlier this year, someone on the Baileys’ team has come up with a … Continue reading

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The Man Booker Prize 2015 Longlist has been announced!

The race is on: the international Prize’s Baker’s Dozen of contenders has been whittled down from its original list of 156 to just 13 titles. The shortlist will be mid September, with the grand finale winner divulged a month later. … Continue reading

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The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award – 2015 winner announced 17th June & “One City One Book” and “City Reads”

With its staggering 100,000 € prize, I’m wondering how I hadn’t heard of this before embarking upon the Literary Ramblings? Is this a well-known event? Presented annually for a novel written in English or translated into English, and one of … Continue reading

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Baileys’ Women’s Prize for Fiction 2015 – winner

Just let out a yelp of joy that was so heartfelt – and loud – that the cat has promptly skedaddled out of the room in horror.  Thrilled to bits to confirm that the winner for the Bailey’s prize for this … Continue reading

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