Monday, August 23, 2010

AS Byatt and John Carey win James Tait

AS Byatt has won this year's James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction for The Children's Book. Manager and judge of the fiction prize Professor Colin Nicholson said of it :
The literary qualities and sheer entertainment value of the work we have been sifting are convincing evidence that fiction and biography of the highest standards are thriving in an evidently buoyant sector of our culture.
The other four novels competing for the fiction prize were:  

Strangers by Anita Brookner
Nocturnes by Kazuo Ishiguro
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel 
The Selected Works of TS Spivet by Reif Larsen.

The prize for the best biography went to John Carey for William Golding: The Man Who Wrote Lord Of The Flies


sri said...

hi sharon, have you seen this book? all my friends are dead? i want it, its so good. check out this site if you haven't.

Lydia Teh said...

Where are you, Sharon? Miss you here.