About the awards
Established in 1919, The James Tait Black Prizes are Britain's oldest literary awards. A prize for drama was introduced in 2013.
The James Tait Black Prizes for Fiction and Biography are awarded annually for the best works in each genre published in the previous year.
The James Tait Black Prize for Drama is awarded annually for the best original play written in English, Scots or Gaelic and first performed by a professional company in the previous year.