The Wellcome Trust have an annual book prize for health and medicine in literature. We have a display of the winning titles on the second floor of the Learning centre.
The shortlist for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2014 has been announced today. The Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction honours the legacy of Sir Walter Scott, founder of the historical novel. The Prize was first awarded in 2009 for originality and innovation in fiction writing that sheds light on both the present … Continue reading Walter Scott Prize For Historical Fiction 2014
The 2013 winner of the Man Booker Prize was announced on 15th October. Eleanor Catton is the youngest writer to have won the Man Booker Prize. Her novel, ‘The Luminaries’, was chosen from 151 entries and is the longest novel ever to have won. Set in New Zealand during the time of the 1866 gold rush ‘The … Continue reading The Man Booker Prize 2013
The winner of the Man Booker Prize was announced on 16th October as Hilary Mantel with her historical novel 'Bring up the Bodies'. She is only the third author to have won the prize twice but is also the first to have won with a sequel (Wolf Hall won in 2009.) We now have the … Continue reading Man Booker Prize