awards prizes 2007

Prizes, grants and awards

Awards and Prize Winners 2007

FIRST-TIME NOVELISTS

Betty Trask Prize and Awards for a first novel by a writer under 35

Prize

Will Davis – My Side of the Story (Bloomsbury) £10,000

Awards

Adam Foulds – The Truth About These Strange Times (Weidenfeld) £2,500

Cynan Jones – The Long Dry (Parthian) £2,500

Julie Maxwell – You Can Live Forever (Cape) £2,500

Karen Mcleod – In Search of the Missing Eyelash (Cape) £2,500

Judges: Michele Roberts, Andrew Holgate and Sarah Waters

 

McKitterick Prize for a first novel by a writer over 40

Reina James – This Time of Dying (Portobello) £4,000

Judges: Andrew Cowan, Linda Grant and Salley Vickers

 

TRAVEL AWARDS

Somerset Maugham Awards given to writers under 35 for a published book

Horatio Clare – Running to the Hills (John Murray) £5,000

James Scudamore – The Amnesia Clinic (Harvill Secker) £5,000

Judges: Louise Doughty, Susan Elderkin and Matt Thorne

 

Travelling Scholarships given for potential and a writers’ body of work

Naomi Alderman £1,800

Susan Elderkin £1,800

Philip Marsden £1,800

Judges: Lisa Appignanesi, Helena Drysdale, Peter Kemp, Mark McCrum and Peter Preston

 

PRIZES FOR POETS

Cholmondeley Awards given in recognition of a poet’s body of writing

Judith Kazantzis £2,000

Robert Nye £2,000

Penelope Shuttle £2,000

Judges: Ruth Fainlight, David Morley and Carole Satyamurti and Henry Shukman

 

Eric Gregory Awards given to poets under 30

Recent Gregory winners are featured at the Ledbury Poetry Festival on Friday 6th July. Details: 0845 458 1743

Rachel Curzon £4,000

Miriam Gamble £4,000

Michael McKimm £4,000

Helen Mort £4,000

Jack Underwood £4,000

Judges: Cary Archard, Maura Dooley, Sophie Hannah, Ruth Padel, Lawrence Sail and Owen Sheers

 

PRIZE FOR A SHORT STORY

The Tom Gallon Award for a short story

Claire Keegan – The Parting Gift (newly published in Walk the Blue Fields (Faber) £1,000

Judges: Duncan Minshull and Helen Simpson

 

PRIZE FOR HISTORICAL BIOGRAPHY

Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography

Jessie Childs – Henry VIII’s Last Victim (Cape) £3,000

Judges: Lady Antonia Fraser, Flora Fraser, Roy Foster, Andrew Roberts and A.N. Wilson