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Sarah Bakewell has won the Windham-Campbell Prize

We are over the moon at the news that Sarah Bakewell is one of eight recipients of the Windham-Campbell prize, one of the most prestigious and valuable literary prizes for writing in English, for her contribution to nonfiction.

The £165,000 award is intended to alleviate writers’ financial constraints, allowing them to pursue their literary goals unfettered. In a statement on their website, the awarding committee wrote: “Sarah Bakewell unknots complex philosophical thought with verve and wit; her eye for detail and her animated conversation bring readers to inhabit the lives of great philosophers.” Previous Windham-Campbell Prize winners include Edmund de Waal, Pankraj Mishra and Tom McCarthy.

For more information, please see here.

(Agent for Sarah Bakewell: Zöe Waldie)

Edmund Gordon has won the Biographers Club Best First Biography Prize

We are delighted to announce that Edmund Gordon has won the Biographers Club Slightly Foxed Best First Biography Prize for The Invention of Angela Carter.

Gordon’s biography of the late great writer, critic and fabulist (whose estate is also represented by RCW) was lauded by judge Sam Leith for its “elegant writing, fastidious research and becomingly modest yet entirely authoritative portrait of its fascinating subject and her unique work”. The prize, now its fourth year, awards £2,500 to the writer of the year’s best first biography.

For more information, please see here.

(Agent for Edmund Gordon: Peter Straus)

Isabella Hammad has won the Plimpton Prize

We are thrilled to announce that Isabella Hammad has won the Plimpton Prize for Fiction for her story ‘Mr. Can’aan’, which appeared in the Paris Review’s Fall 2017 issue.

The £10,000 award is given to the most exciting new voice to feature in the quarterly magazine, and commemorates longtime Paris Review editor George Plimpton’s commitment to discovering literary talent. Past winners include Benjamin Percy and Ottessa Moshfegh. Hammad is currently finishing her first novel, The Parisian, which will be published by Jonathan Cape next year.

For more information, please see here.

(Agent for Isabella Hammad: Georgia Garrett)

Nicola Barker longlisted for the Women’s Prize

We are delighted to announce that Nicola Barker‘s novel H(a)ppy has made the 16-strong longlist for the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction. The novel, which won The Goldsmiths Prize in 2017, has been hailed by The Guardian as a “visionary satire of a new information age”.

The winner of the £30,000 award will join the likes of Zadie Smith when the result is announced on 6 June.

For more information, please see here.

(Agent for Nicola Barker: Matthew Marland)