RCW authors Denise Mina and Gwendoline Riley have been shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize.
As well as a cheque for £5,000, the Gordon Burn Prize offers the winning writer the opportunity to undertake a writing retreat of up to three months at Gordon Burn’s cottage in the Scottish Borders.
This year’s eclectic judging panel are artist and musician, Cosey Fanni Tutti; Zimbabwean writer, Petina Gappah; editor of Observer Food Monthly and writer, Allan Jenkins: and novelist, journalist, and broadcaster, Ian Sansom.
We wish both Gwendoline and Denise the best of luck.
(Agent for Gwendoline Riley: Zoe Waldie; agent for Denise Mina: Peter Robinson)
RCW are delighted to announce that two of our authors have been shortlisted for the Historical Writers Association Awards 2017.
Waterstone’s Book of the Year 2016, The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry, has made its way onto another shortlist, this time for HWA’s top prize the Endeavour Ink Gold Crown.
In addition, Abir Mukherjee’s ‘witty and sharply written’ novel, The Rising Man, has been shortlisted for HWA’s Debut Crown.
We wish both Sarah and Abir the best of luck for the awards ceremony in October.
(Agent for Sarah Perry: Jenny Hewson; agent for Abir Mukherjee: Sam Copeland)
Excitingly, we have a few authors up for the Historical Writers’ Association awards:
Sebastian Barry – Days without End
Daniel Beer– The House of the Dead: Siberian Exile Under the Tsars
David Cesarani– Final Solution: The Fate of the Jews 1933-1949
Abir Mukerjee – A Rising Man
Sarah Perry – The Essex Serpent
Daniel Todman– Britain’s War: Into Battle, 1937-1941
Alex von Tunzelmann– Blood and Sand: Suez, Hungary and the Crisis that Shook the World
It’s great to have so many of our talented writers recognized for their work!
We have two authors on the Dutch European Literature Prize 2017 in Holland: Zadie Smith for Swing Time and Laszlo Krasznahorkai for Melancholy Of Resistance.
12 Dutch booksellers will now pick a winner, the author receives €10,000 and the translator €5,000.
Margaret Mazzantini, Max Porter and Juli Zeh are the other three authors on the list. The winner will announced on November 2nd.
(Agent for Zadie Smith: Georgia Garrett; agent for Laszlo Krasznahorkai: Laurence Laluyaux.)
We are thrilled that Days Without End by Sebastian Barry has won the Independent Bookshop Week Adult Book Award 2017.
For more information about the award, please see here.
(Agent for Sebastian Barry: Natasha Fairweather)