prizes

‘Islamophobe’ of the Year

3 February 2014 10:20

I have been honoured to receive a number of awards in my career. Yet one which I have especially yearned…

Sharon Olds wins the TS Eliot Prize

15 January 2013 10:06

Sharon Olds won the TS Eliot Prize last night for Stag’s Leap, which is an account of her divorce from…

In defence of Giles Coren

30 November 2012 16:58

Giles Coren’s piece in the latest issue of the Spectator has caused a stir in the world of graphic novels…

A new short story prize, courtesy of The White Review

28 November 2012 11:54

Where to publish my fiction? The question will have occupied all aspiring writers. It is famously hard to publish fiction…

Breakfast of champions

18 October 2012 18:01

Peter York, the ageing Sloane Ranger and style guru, ditched his popped collar and brogues this morning and took to…

Your guide to the Booker Prize

16 October 2012 10:29

Assorted literary grandees will squeeze into their tuxes this evening to compete for the Booker Prize. Of the debut novelists, one…

A hard-going Booker longlist

25 July 2012 16:51

Here is the Booker longlist, announced earlier this afternoon: The Yips by Nicola Barker (Fourth Estate) The Teleportation Accident by…