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The prize was founded last year to improve the poor representation of black, Asian and minority ethnic writers and was funded by an anonymous donor. Now the first year is complete, it’s announced that the prize will run again next year. Read More
Named after one of Australia’s iconic female authors, Stella Maria Sarah ‘Miles’ Franklin, the prize’s focus is on recognising and celebrating both fiction and nonfiction.
The Zochonis Charitable Trust has long supported the prize putting up the £10,000 prize money for the fiction and nonfiction categories. However, philanthropist Sir John Zochonis sadly passed away last year and now the trust says it cannot extend its ongoing support to the awards. Read More
The award is handed out at the Borders Book Festival in Melrose, Scotland in June each year and the winner receives £25,000 with shortlisted authors each receiving £1,000 each. Read More
Categories for the award are split into Books for Younger Children, Books for Younger Readers, Books for Older Readers, plus an overall Book of the Year Winner. Children can vote now and have until 17th May to do so, and the shortlisted books are here!
And it’s quite the accolade
The Costa Book of the Year award is a respected literary award and to win is quite the privilege. The 2016 winner was announced yesterday as Sebastian Barry for Days without End and it’s an astonishing accomplishment as the author becomes the only novelist ever to win the prize twice from the Costa Shortlist announced in November. Read More