RCW Authors Shortlisted for Costa Awards

We are thrilled to announce that Useful Verses by Richard Osmond, Wed Wabbit by Lissa Evans and The Explorer by Katherine Rundell have been shortlisted for Costa Book Awards 2017. Useful Verses has been nominated for the Poetry Award, while Wed Wabbit and The Explorer have both been shortlisted for the Children’s Book Award.

The Costa Book Awards honour some of the most outstanding books of the year written by authors based in the UK and Ireland. There are five categories – First Novel, Novel, Biography, Poetry and Children’s Book – with one of the five winners chosen as Book of the Year. The awards will be announced in January 2018.

For more information, please see here.

(Agent for Richard Osmond: Matthew Turner; Agent for Lissa Evans: Georgia Garrett; Agent for Katherine Rundell: Claire Wilson)



Daniel Beer Wins Cundill History Prize

We are delighted to announce that Daniel Beer has won the Cundill History Prize 2017 for The House of the Dead.

In its tenth year, the Cundill History Prize recognizes and rewards the best history writing in English. The prize is awarded annually to the book that embodies historical scholarship, originality, literary quality and broad appeal.

For more information about the prize, please see here.

(Agent for Daniel Beer: Peter Robinson)


RCW Titles Chosen as TLS Books of the Year 2017

RCW is thrilled that so many of our authors have been mentioned by contributors to the Times Literary Supplement’s Books of the Year 2017:

Gravel Heart by Abdulrazak Gurnah – chosen by Paul Binding

House of the Dead by Daniel Beer –  chosen by Roy Foster

The World Goes On by László Krasznahorkai – chosen by Paul Griffiths

Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss – chosen by Anna Katarina Shaffner

The Islamic Enlightenment by Christopher de Bellaigue – chosen by Ruth Scurr

Mr Lear by Jenny Uglow – chosen by Wesley Stace

A Natural by Ross Raisin – chosen by Claire Lowdon & DI Taylor

A Scattering by Christopher Reid – chosen by Beverley Bri Brahic

Lovers and Strangers by Clair Wills – chosen by Roy Foster

For more information about the books, please see here.

(Agent for Abdulrazak Gurnah: Jenny Hewson; Agent for Daniel Beer: Peter Robinson; Agent for László Krasznahorkai: Laurence Laluyaux; Agent for Nicole Krauss: Zoe Waldie; Agent for Christopher de Bellaigue, Ross Raisin, Christopher Reid and Clair Wills: Peter Straus; Agent for Jenny Uglow: Gill Coleridge)



Nicola Barker’s H(A)PPY wins Goldsmiths Prize 2017

We are delighted to announce that H(A)PPY by Nicola Barker is the winner of the Goldsmiths Prize 2017.

The annual prize is awarded to a book that demonstrates creative daring and is deemed genuinely novel.

Chair of Judges, Naomi Wood described the novel as “a structural marvel to hold in the mind and in the hands.”. She said: “H(A)PPY is a fabulous demonstration of what the Goldsmiths Prize champions: innovation of form that only ever enriches the story. In Barker’s 3D-sculpture of a novel, H(A)PPY makes the case for the novel as a physical form and an object of art.” 

For more information about the prize, please see here.

(Agent for Nicola Barker: Matthew Marland)