Introduction

Past winners of the awards include figures of global literary distinction.

Ian McEwan

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.

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.

Ian McEwan

Winner, Fiction Prize

AS Byatt

Fiction winners

Fiction winners, listed by date of publication.

Fiction winners

Michael Holroyd

Biography winners

Biography winners, listed by date of publication.

Biography winners

Theatre seats

Drama winners

Drama winners, listed by date of production.

Drama winners


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