Category: Awards

Sally Gardner and David Almond make the longlist for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2019

MY SIDE OF THE DIAMOND by Sally Gardner (Hot Key Books) and THE COLOUR OF THE SUN by David Almond (Hodder Children’s Books) have been longlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2019 The lists were selected from a total of 254 nominations by youth librarians from across the UK and Alison Brumwell, chair of the judging panel, said:… Read more »

Tim Harford gives a TED talk, and wins a Japanese Office Furniture Award

Tim Harford, whose writings reveal the economic ideas behind everyday experiences has given a TED talk – A Powerful Way to Unleash your Natural Creativity. “What can we learn from the world’s most enduringly creative people? They “slow-motion multitask,” actively juggling multiple projects and moving between topics as the mood strikes — without feeling hurried…. Read more »

In Extremis by Lindsey Hilsum shortlisted for two awards

IN EXTREMIS: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF THE WAR CORRESPONDENT MARIE COLVIN by Lindsey Hilsum, has been shortlisted for the Plutarch Award 2019 from Biographers International Organization in the US, a literary organization devoted to biographers and biography. The award honours the best biography published in 2018 and is the only international literary award judged and presented by… Read more »

YULI – a film based on Carlos Acosta’s memoir, No Way Home – receives five nominations for the Goya awards

YULI, a film directed by Spanish actor and filmmaker Icíar Bollaín that tells the story of Cuban ballet superstar, Carlos Acosta, received five nominations for the Spanish “Goya” awards – Spain’s national film awards. YULI premiered at the San Sebastian International Film Festival in September and is based on Acosta’s memoir, NO WAY HOME. Watch the official… Read more »

‘Murmur’ by Will Eaves on the Republic of Consciousness longlist

Congratulations to Will Eaves who is on the Republic of Consciousness Prize 2019 longlist for his novel, MURMUR. An annual prize for  small presses, the criteria is “hard-core literary fiction, and gorgeous prose”. “Murmur is a marvel. Will Eaves has conceived an avatar for Alan Turing and then conjured up his dream world to muse on what… Read more »

An OBE for Tim Harford

Huge congratulations to Tim Harford  who has been awarded an OBE in this year’s Honours list for services to improving economic understanding. Absolutely well-deserved, and fantastic news!!

Richard McGregor – Prime Minister’s Literary Awards winner 2018

ASIA’S RECKONING by Richard McGregor has won the PM’s award for best non fiction book of the year. The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards celebrate outstanding literary talent in Australia and the valuable contribution Australian literature and history makes to the nation’s cultural and intellectual life.

David Almond shortlisted for 2018 Costa Book Awards

Multi-award winning author, David Almond‘s beautiful novel THE COLOUR OF THE SUN has been shortlisted for the 2018 Costa Children’s Book Award. ‘…it embodies my constant astonishment at being alive in this beautiful, weird, extraordinary world.’ – David Almond

UK Literacy Association Longlist

We are delighted that three of our children’s authors are longlisted for the UK Literacy Association Awards. Stardust by Jeanne Willis has been chosen in the ages 3-6 category, The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant in the ages 7-11 category; and The Colour of the Sun by David Almond in the ages 12-16… Read more »

Stephen Jay Gould Award

We are delighted that Professor Tim Birkhead has been award the Stephen Jay Gould award for communicating science. Professor Birkhead received the award at a ceremony in Montpelier, France in August. Tim Birkhead is Professor of Behavioural Ecology at Sheffield University and a Fellow of the Royal Society. He has won several teaching awards in… Read more »