This tranche of honors administered by the society is cast this year as having to do with literature challenging inequality and includes several programs with age restrictions on eligible writers.
The Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year opens public voting on its shortlist and the Commonwealth Short Story Prize names its regional winners.
Five of the Society of Authors-administered prize programs with a combined £100,000 at stake are to be awarded in digital programming next month.
Bryan Washington, focused on what he calls ‘marginalized communities, communities of color, and queer communities of color’ wins the 2020 Dylan Thomas Prize.
Thanks to the co-direction of the Jaipur Literature Festival by juror Namita Gokhale, the Dylan Thomas Prize is in India for its longlist announcement.
A separate competition from the main category and overall award, the Costa Book Awards Short Story program uses public voting to choose its winner.
The £30,000 award for writers 39 and younger is scheduled to produce a longlist by January 24 and a shortlist on April 7, the winner to be named May 14.
Jonas Eika and Kristin Roskifte have been awarded the Nordic Council’s book prizes for this year. Separately, Greta Thunberg declined the environment prize.
Author Constantia Soteriou has won the 2019 world Commonwealth Prize in short stories. Lina Protopapa’s English edition is the first translation to win.
An all-female group of five geographical regional winners are named today (May 9 ) in this year’s Commonwealth Short Story Prize program.