The James Tait Black Prizes
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The book prizes are awarded annually for the best work of fiction and the best biography published in the previous year.

Book prizes

Still from a performance of Tomorrow Come Today

The drama prize is awarded annually for the best original new play written in English, Scots or Gaelic and performed by a professional company in the previous year.

Drama prize

Photo of The James Tait Black Prize co-ordinators Mhairi Morrison and Rosaleen Nolan, both reading books

How to submit entries for the prizes.

Book prize submissions

Drama prize submissions

Ceremonies take place annually in August.

Highlights from our news reports and previous award ceremonies.

A free online course about The James Tait Black Prizes will launch in spring 2017.