2015 Baileys Women’s Prize For Fiction – Longlist Revealed

The 20 books that make up the 2015 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist has been revealed Shami Chakrabarti, Chair of judges, says of the longlist: “The Prize’s 20th year is a particularly strong one for women’s fiction. All judges fought hard for their favourites and the result is a 2015 list of 20 to… Read full story

2014 Shortlist For The Baileys Women’s Prize For Fiction Revealed

The shortlist for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction has been revealed. The shortlist of six books boasts one previous Orange Prize winner, one previously shortlisted author and three debut novelists. Chair judge, Helen Fraser, describes the shortlist as, “brilliant, original and gripping.” The overall winner will be announced at an awards ceremony in The… Read full story

Longlist Announced For Baileys Women’s Prize For Fiction 2014

The following 20 books have been longlisted for the 2014 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. Many congratulations to those who have made the list. Helen Fraser, Chair of Judges, says: “This is a fantastic selection of books of the highest quality – intensely readable, gripping, intelligent and surprising – that you would want to press… Read full story

Judges For The Bailey’s Women’s Prize For Fiction 2014 Are Revealed

The judging panel has been announced as Mary Beard, Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge, writer Denise Mina, Times columnist, author and screenwriter, Caitlin Moran and BBC broadcaster and journalist, Sophie Raworth. The panel will be chaired by former Managing Director of Penguin Books UK and Chief Executive of the Girls’ Day School… Read full story

Roald Dahl Funny Prize – Shortlists Have Been Revealed

The shortlists for Roald Dahl Funny Prize, which celebrates the funniest books for children aged six and under and 7-14 have been revealed. Six books have been selected for each of the two categories, and the winner of each will receive £2,500, which will be presented at an awards ceremony on Tuesday 10 December. Shortlist:… Read full story

National Bookstart Week – Research Reveals Gender Divide Around Fairy Tales

Today marks the start of National Bookstart Week, during which children up and down the country will be invited to take part in fairy-tale themed activities in their local libraries, children’s centres and bookshops. This year, half a million free specially commissioned Ugly Duckling booklets, illustrated by Masumi Furukawa and published by Child’s Play (International)… Read full story

Women’s Prize for Fiction 2013 – Winner Announced

At an awards ceremony last night at The Southbank Centre in London, the American author A.M. Homes was awarded with the 2013 Women’s Prize for Fiction with her sixth novel May We Be Forgiven (Granta). Miranda Richardson, Chair of Judges, said: “Our 2013 shortlist was exceptionally strong and our judges’ meeting was long and passionately… Read full story

Malorie Blackman Is Announced As The New Waterstones Children’s Laureate

Malorie Blackman, the bestselling author of the highly acclaimed and award-winning Noughts & Crosses teen series, is the new Waterstones Children's Laureate for 2013 – 2015, taking over from Julia Donaldson. Awarded once every two years to an author or illustrator of children’s books as a celebration of their outstanding achievement in their field, Ms… Read full story

The Shortlist For The Women’s Prize For Fiction Is Announced

The shortlist for The Women’s Prize For Fiction 2013 has been published. The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony in London on 5th June 2013 The six books and authors (publishers) are: Bring Up The Bodies – Hilary Mantel (Fourth Estate) Flight Behaviour – Barbara Kingsolver (Faber & Faber) Life After Life –… Read full story