RCW Authors Longlisted for Andrew Carnegie Medals

Sebastian Barry, Han Kang, Brian Van Reet and Ron Chernow have been longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Awards for Excellence 2018.

The six-title shortlist—three each for the fiction and nonfiction medals—will be announced on 25th October. The two medal winners will be announced on 11th February 2018.

For more information about the prize, please see here.

(Agent for Sebastian Barry: Natasha Fairweather; agent for Han Kang: Laurence Laluyaux; agent for Brian Van Reet: Peter Straus; agent for Ron Chernow: Zoe Waldie)

Ed O’Loughlin Shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize

We are delighted to announce that Minds of Winter by Ed O’Loughlin has been shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize for Canadian fiction.

The Scotiabank Giller Prize, founded in 1994, highlights the best in Canadian fiction each year. The prize awards $100,000 annually to the author of the best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English, and $10,000 to each of the finalists. The winner of the prize will be announced on 20th November.

To celebrate this year’s shortlisted authors, a series of special readings will take place across Canada, with a final event in London on 9th November.

For more information about the prize and the event, please see here.

(Agent for Ed O’Loughlin: Peter Straus)

Deborah Rogers Foundation Award Now Open

Applications are now open for the second Writer’s Award awarded by the Deborah Rogers Foundation.

The Foundation was set up in 2016 in the memory of Deborah Rogers, one of the most influential literary agents of her generation and a founding agent of Rogers, Coleridge and White. Deborah’s particular genius lay in identifying and supporting talented young people, therefore the DRF aims to seek out and support emerging talent by means of two biennial awards. The Writer’s Award gives £10,000 to an unpublished writer to enable them to complete a first book.

Submissions for the award will close on 13th December and the winner will be announced in May 2018.

For more information about the foundation and the award, please see here.

Nicola Barker and Gwendoline Riley Shortlisted for The Goldsmith’s Prize

We are delighted to announce that H(A)PPY by Nicola Barker and First Love by Gwendoline Riley have been shortlisted for The Goldsmith’s Prize.

The annual prize of £10,000 is awarded to a work of fiction that is deemed genuinely novel.

The winner of the Goldsmiths Prize 2017 will be announced on 15 November.

For more information about the prize, please see here.

(Agent for Nicola Barker: Matthew Marland; Agent for Gwendoline Riley: Zoe Waldie)