The University’s James Tait Black Prizes are Britain’s oldest literary awards. Past winners of the awards include figures of global literary distinction.
Winners of the fiction prize are a who’s who of the writing world and include Salman Rushdie, Zadie Smith and Ian McEwan - and literary giants such as D.H. Lawrence, E.M. Forster and Graham Greene.
Similarly, biography prize winners have recently included Hilary Spurling, Michael Holroyd, and Martin Amis. Their works join those of Lytton Strachey, John Buchan and Lady Antonia Fraser as leading examples of the genre.
Find out more about the Prizes and a full listing of all winners on the James Tait Black Prizes website.
The James Tait Black Prizes are the only major British book awards judged by scholars and students of Literature.
Founded in 1919 by Janet Coats, the widow of publisher James Tait Black, the prizes commemorate her husband’s love of good books.
Two prizes, each of £10,000, are awarded annually for the best work of fiction and the best biography published in the previous year.
Any writer who is honoured with the James Tait Black is bound to be thrilled to be joining such a distinguished list of former winners.
Winner, Fiction Prize
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This article was published on Aug 14, 2012