The 2013 Costa Book Awards Shortlists Have Been Announced

A huge congratulations to the following RCW authors, who have been shortlisted for the 2013 Costa Book Awards:

2013 Costa Novel Award shortlist:
Kate Atkinson for LIFE AFTER LIFE

2013 Costa First Novel Award shortlist:
Sam Byers for IDIOPATHY

2013 Costa Poetry Award shortlist:
Robin Robertson for HILL OF DOORS

2013 Costa Children’s Book Award shortlist:

(Agent for Kate Atkinson, Sam Byers, Helen Mort and Robin Robertson: Peter Straus)

(Agent for Kate Clanchy: Zoë Waldie)

(Agent for Ross Montgomery: Claire Wilson)

The 2014 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award Longlist Has Been Announced

Congratulations to the following RCW authors, who feature on the 2014 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award Longlist:

Chico Buarque for SPILT MILK; Peter Carey for THE CHEMISTRY OF TEARS; Chris Cleave for GOLD; Richard Ford for CANADA; Thomas Keneally for THE DAUGHTERS OF MARS; Ian McEwan for SWEET TOOTH; Emily Perkins for THE FORRESTS; Kevin Powers for THE YELLOW BIRDS; Ian Rankin for STANDING IN ANOTHER MAN’S GRAVE; Zadie Smith for NW; Colm Tóibín for THE TESTAMENT OF MARY; David Vann for DIRT, and Edmund White for JACK HOLMES AND HIS FRIEND.

David Malouf won in 1996 for REMEMBERING BABYLON; Nicola Barker for WIDE OPEN in 2000, and in 2006, Colm Tóibín won for THE MASTER.

(Agent for Chico Buarque: Laurence Laluyaux)

(Agent for Peter Carey, Tom Keneally, Ian McEwan, and Edmund White: Deborah Rogers)

(Agent for Chris Cleave, Kevin Powers, Colm Tóibín, and David Vann: Peter Straus)

(Agent for Richard Ford: Gill Coleridge)

(Agent for Emily Perkins and Zadie Smith: Georgia Garrett)

(Agent for Ian Rankin: Peter Robinson)

John Burnside wins Scottish Book of the Year prize

John Burnside has won the Scottish Book of the Year prize with SOMETHING LIKE HAPPY.   He won the Saltire Society’s flagship honour for the second time – his memoir A LIE ABOUT MY FATHER won the award in 2006.

The judging panel said of SOMETHING LIKE HAPPY: “John Burnside’s second collection of short stories deals with the central theme of the despairing and the disappointed, lives in which people are trapped by circumstances or human failings or even by the haphazard events of living.  What marks these stories out though is the redemptive quality that can be found in each of them as people find hope in sometimes the smallest and most inconsequential signs of the familiar.”

(Agent for John Burnside: David Miller)

Donna Tartt’s Goldfinch in Indie Booksellers Christmas ‘Top 10’

A delightful, alternative accolade for Donna Tartt’s latest novel The Goldfinch, which has been placed in the Indie Booksellers Christmas Top Ten of “less ordinary” books. Over 200 independent booksellers took part in the nominations organised by the Booksellers Association. Booksellers were asked to choose novels they felt would make both good Christmas presents and have ‘enduring appeal’. Head of Marketing for the Association, Alan Stanton, said “hopefully they will give some inspiration to shoppers looking for intelligent Christmas gifts and something a little different and less predictable this year.”

For more information about this award click here

(Agent for Donna Tartt: Gill Coleridge)

Caitlin Moran and Denise Mina to judge the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2014

We are delighted to announce that the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2014 – the prize’s first year with its new sponsor – will be judged by Caitlin Moran and Denise Mina. They will be joined by fellow judges classicist Mary Beard and BBC broadcaster Sophie Raworth. The 2014 award will be announced on 4th June 2014.

(Agent for Caitlin Moran: Georgia Garrett)
(Agent for Denise Mina: Peter Robinson)