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Nathan Filer, winner of the Betty Trask Prize 2014

The Betty Trask Prize and Awards

Betty Trask left a bequest to the Society of Authors in 1983 to fund a prize for first novels written by authors under the age of 35 in a romantic or traditional, but not experimental, style.

 

  • The prize money must be used for foreign travel
  • The prize is open to published and unpublished novels
  • Click here for details on how to apply

The 2014 Prize (£10,000)

 

Winner: Nathan Filer for The Shock of the Fall (HarperCollins) received £10,000.

Judges: Elizabeth Buchan, Mike Gayle and Peter Kemp.

 

 

 

The 2014 Awards

Winners: NoViolet Bulawayo for We Need New Names (Chatto), Sam Byers for Idiopathy (Fourth Estate), Mave Fellowes for Chaplin and Company (Cape) and Matt Greene for Ostrich (Weidenfeld). Each received £3,750.

Judges: Elizabeth Buchan, Mike Gayle and Peter Kemp.

 

Pictured: Mave Fellowes.

 

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