Irish Book Awards 2016 Shortlist

Irish book awards.

The Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2016 has announced its shortlist which features some outstanding writing from new and established writers across fourteen categories. The awards, now in its 11th year, features 14 categories, including children’s literature, cookery, crime fiction, popular fiction, nonfiction, sports, short story and poetry. The winners of the awards will

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Voss Literary Prize Shortlist 2016

2017 Voss Literary Prize.

The shortlist for the 2016 Voss Literary Prize has been announced. The shortlist of six books was chosen from a longlist of ten. The Voss Literary Prize was launched in 2014 and is awarded to the best novel published in Australia in the previous year, and is named after historian Vivian Robert Le Vaux Voss.

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Prime Minister’s Literary Awards Shortlist 2016

The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards shortlist for 2017 has been announced.

The Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and the Arts Minister Senator Mitch Fifield have announced the shortlists for the 2016 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. Thirty books have been recognised across the six award categories. The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards celebrate outstanding literary talent in Australia and the valuable contribution Australian literature and history makes to the

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Publisher Charges Fee to Submit a Manuscript

Submit a manuscript.

Sean O’Keeffe, publisher of Liberties Press in Dublin, Ireland has announced that the publisher have started charging €100 for manuscript submissions that haven’t been submitted by a reputable literary agent. O’Keeffe justified his position by saying that “there are approximately 100,000 new books published in English every year, with a further 600,000 self-published – many

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Queensland Literary Awards 2016 Winners

Queensland Literary Award have announced their shortlists for 2016.

The winners of the 2016 Queensland Literary Awards have been announced. The Queensland Literary Awards (QLA) was established in 2012 by a group of passionate Queensland volunteers and advocates for literature. The Awards recognise and reward outstanding Australian writers. Winning Books & Categories Fiction ($10,000) Between a Wolf and a Dog (Georgia Blain, Scribe) Nonfiction ($10,000)

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WA Premier’s Book Awards Winners 2016

Literary awards and literary prizes.

The Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards winners were announced Tuesday October 4 2016. The 2016 Awards are the first WA Premier’s Book Awards in its new biennial format after a year’s break because of State Budget cuts and had 792 entries, up by 61 per cent from the 492 entries in 2014. The upswing in

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Queensland Literary Awards Shortlists 2016

Queensland Literary Award have announced their shortlists for 2016.

The Queensland Literary Awards has announced its shortlisted nominations for the 2016 Awards. The Queensland Literary Awards (QLA) was established in 2012 by a group of passionate Queensland volunteers and advocates for literature. The Awards recognise and reward outstanding Australian writers. Shortlisted Books & Categories Queensland Premier’s Award for a work of State Significance Nadia

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Why Do Readers Abandon Books?

Why do readers abandon books?

Goodreads have compiled a list of the top 5 most abandoned books. The following infographic touches on the psychology behind why readers abandon books as well as the reasons why people can’t put down a book down. Follow Writerful Books on Goodreads

2016 Voss Literary Prize Longlist

Literary awards and literary prizes.

The 2016 Voss Literary Prize longlist has been announced. The Voss Literary Prize which was launched in 2014 is awarded to the best novel published in Australia in the previous year and is dedicated to the memory of Vivian Robert de Vaux Voss who was an historian and lover of literature. The 2016 Voss Literary

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2016 Man Booker Prize Longlist

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction is awarded each year for the best original novel.

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction longlist for 2016 has been announced. Thirteen novels have made the list in total. Six are by women and seven by men, with five American writers, six British, one Canadian and one South African. The list includes writers such as Coetzee, who is the first person to win the

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WA Premier’s Book Awards Shortlist 2016

Literary awards and literary prizes.

The Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards finalists have been announced by the WA Minister for Culture and the Arts, John Day. The awards were inaugurated by the Western Australian Government in 1982 to honour and celebrate the literary achievements of Western Australian writers. Until 1990 they were called the WA Week Literary Awards. They are

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Lisa McInerney Wins Baileys Prize for Debut Novel

Lisa McInerney is the winner of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction.

Lisa McInerney – Photo courtesy of Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Irish author Lisa McInerney has been announced as the winner of the 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction for her debut novel The Glorious Heresies at the Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre, in London. McInerney was born in Ireland in 1981 and began her career

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Miles Franklin Literary Award Shortlist 2016

The Miles Franklin Literary Award longlist 2016.

The shortlist for the 2016 Miles Franklin Literary Award has been announced at The Australian Booksellers Association Conference at The QT Hotel in Canberra, Australia. The Miles Franklin Literary Award is Australia’s most prestigious literature prize and is awarded each year to a novel which is of the highest literary merit. This year women and

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Best First Novel Award Shortlist 2016

Best New Novel Award

The Authors’ Club has announced the six novels which have been shortlisted for the 2016 Best First Novel Award. The prize is for the debut novel of a British, Irish or UK-based author, first published in the UK, and there is no age limit. This is the 62nd year of the prize. Best First Novel

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Short Story Award Longlist

Colm Tóibín International Short Story Award.

The Colm Tóibín International Short Story Award has announced its longlist of short story writers for 2016. The award is dedicated to one of Wexford’s most accomplished and beloved writers – Colm Tóibín. Colm Tóibín who is a native of Wexford and internationally recognised author said, I am delighted that my home county has named

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Man Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction is awarded each year for the best original novel.

The Man Booker International Prize has announced its shortlist of six books in contention for the 2016 Prize which celebrates the finest fiction. The Man Booker Prize for Fiction is awarded each year for the best original novel, written in the English language, and published in the UK. The 2016 Man Booker International Shortlist A

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Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist

The 2017 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction is a book award for female writers.

This year’s Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist was announced on April 11 2016 at London’s Royal Festival Hall by novelist Kate Mosse. The shortlist features two Irish writers including previously shortlisted author, Anne Enright, alongside three debut writers. Enright, the first laureate for Irish fiction, was shortlisted in 2012 for The Forgotten Waltz. The

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31st International Publishers Congress

The 31st International Publishers Congress will be held in London.

The 31st International Publishers Congress will be held at Olympia, West London on April 9-12 2016. This year Philip Pullman and Alaa Al Aswany will headline the Congress. The world famous authors join a line-up of influential global publishing leaders who will debate the publishing industry’s future. London will be the setting for the 31st

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