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RCW Authors on Man Booker Prize Longlist

We are delighted to announce that novels by three of our authors have been nominated for the Man Booker Prize 2018:

Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

The Overstory by Richard Powers

The Long Take by Robin Robertson

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, first awarded in 1969, is open to writers of any nationality, writing in English and published in the UK and Ireland. The thirteen longlisted works were chosen from 171 submissions – the highest number of titles put forward in the prize’s 50 year history – published in the UK and Ireland between 1 October 2017 and 30 September 2018.

The shortlist of six books will be announced on Thursday 20 September and the prize will be awarded on Tuesday 16 October in London’s Guildhall. The ceremony will be broadcast by the BBC.

For more information, please see here.

(UK Agent for Esi Edugyan, Richard Powers and Robin Robertson: Peter Straus)

H(A)PPY Shortlisted for Gordon Burn Prize

We are delighted to announce that H(A)PPY by Nicola Barker has been shortlisted for the 2018 Gordon Burn Prize.

The Gordon Burn Prize is a partnership between the Gordon Burn Trust, New Writing North, Durham Book Festival and Faber & Faber. The winning writer receives a cheque for £5,000 and is offered the opportunity to undertake a writing retreat of up to three months at Gordon Burn’s cottage in Berwickshire in the Scottish Borders.

The prize will be awarded at Durham Literary Festival on 11th October 2018.

For more information, please see here.

(Agent for Nicola Barker: Matthew Marland)

RCW Authors Longlisted for HWA Crown Awards

We are delighted to announce that three of our authors have been longlisted for the Historical Writers’ Association’s Crown Awards:

Graham Robb‘s The Debatable Land and Matthew Kneale‘s Rome: A History in Seven Sackings have both been nominated for the Non-Fiction Crown Award and David Barbaree‘s The Deposed has been longlisted for the Debut Crown.

For more information, please see here.

(Agent for Graham Robb: Natasha Fairweather; Agent for Matthew Kneale: Georgia Garrett; Agent for David Barbaree: Sam Copeland)

Zadie Smith wins Austrian State Prize for European Literature

We are proud to announce that Zadie Smith has won the 2018 Austrian State Prize for European Literature (“Österreichischer Staatspreis für Europäische Literatur”).

Austrian Cultrure Minister Gernot Blümel (ÖVP) says the writer “has sharpened our awareness of the ethnic, social and cultural polyphony of our world by asking in her novels the question of origin and identity” in her literary oeuvre so far.

The prize, worth €25,000, will be awarded in Salzburg on 27th July.

Previous winners include Karl Ove Knausgård, Patrick Modiano, Ljudmila Ulitzkaja and Javier Marias.

For more information, please see here.

(Agent for Zadie Smith: Georgia Garrett)