Category: Awards

The Growth Delusion shortlisted for The Orwell Prize for Political Writing

THE GROWTH DELUSION: THE WEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF NATIONS by David Pilling (Bloomsbury Publishing) has been shortlisted for The Orwell Prize for Political Writing. The Orwell Prize for Political Writing (formerly The Orwell Book Prize) is one of the UK’s most prestigious prizes for non-fiction, awarded to the book or pamphlet which comes closest to… Read more »

THE DAM by David Almond wins Andersen Prize 2019 in Italy

David Almond‘s THE DAM, illustrated by Levi Pinfold is an Andersen Award prizewinner for ‘Best Illustrated Book’. The Award Ceremony was held at Palazzo Ducale in Genoa on Saturday 25 May, in the context of Genoa City of the Book for Children and Young People – a national review of reading and narrations, which gathers meetings, exhibitions… Read more »

Peter Frankopan’s The Silk Roads (junior) shortlisted for Information Book Award

Peter Frankopan‘s THE SILK ROADS (illustrated edition) published by Bloomsbury and illustrated by Neil Packer has been shortlisted for the Information Book Award in the 12-16 category, sponsored by the SLA. See the full shortlist! The Information Book Award is an annual event, in its ninth year, and is a major development for information books,… Read more »

Fortnum & Mason ‘Personality of the Year’ award for Mary Berry

Mary Berry CBE wins a Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Award 2019 for ‘Personality of the Year’ voted for by the public. Congratulations, Mary! The awards recognise excellence in food and drink writing, broadcasting and photography. For over three centuries, Fortnum & Mason has been passionate about seeking out and championing the very best… Read more »

LADY JANE shortlisted for Young Quills prize

Thrilled to see LADY JANE by Lucy Worsley shortlisted for the Historical Association’s 2019 Young Quills prize for historical fiction! “Subjects ranging from the discovery of dinosaur bones to Anglo-Saxons kings, Egyptian mysteries, life in the Soviet Union and Antarctic exploration have all been explored through the lives of characters living in the past. Those… Read more »

Lucy Worsley wins BAFTA for SUFFRAGETTES

Suffragettes with Lucy Worsley won a BAFTA TV Award 2019 for Specialist Factual in what was a competitive year after so much fantastic television. Well done, Lucy. Greatly deserved!  

‘In Extremis’ and ‘The Growth Delusion’ nominated for the Orwell Prize for Political Writing

The longlist for the Orwell Prize for Political Writing, now restricted to non-fiction, was announced on 7th May, featuring 15 titles. Among those longlisted are IN EXTREMIS: THE LIFE OF WAR CORRRESPONDENT MARIE COLVIN by Lindsey Hilsum (Chatto & Windus) and THE GROWTH DELUSION: THE WEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF NATIONS by David Pilling (Bloomsbury Publishing). The… Read more »

MURMUR – a “future classic” – wins Wellcome book prize

We are absolutely thrilled that Will Eaves’ Alan Turing inspired novel, MURMUR won the Wellcome Book Prize 2019. Winners were announced last night. ‘Will Eaves’s fictionalised account of the chemical castration of Alan Turing, Murmur, was hailed as “a future classic” as it won the £30,000 Wellcome book prize on Wednesday night, only the third… Read more »

Professor Josephine Quinn named a Fellow of the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers

We are thrilled that Professor Josephine Quinn has been named a Fellow of the New York Public Library’s Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers for 2019-20. Previous Fellows include Hari Kunzru, Hermione Lee, Colm Toibin, and Colson Whitehead. Josephine Quinn is associate professor of ancient history at the University of Oxford,… Read more »