Picture books can be a partnership between an author & an artist or do YOU have the skills to be both? We’re looking for a new #prize #book with @StratLitFest 2018 from artist/author partnerships or an artist/author. Please RT or tell a friend. https://t.co/381d6FPI6T pic.twitter.com/7oLIDLGcYh
— Salariya Book Co. (@theSalariya) November 29, 2017
The Prize is open to UK-based debut writers and illustrators over 16, and the winning book will be published in 2019 by Salariya imprint, Scribblers. The winner will receive a £5000 advance against royalties and career advice from a leading children’s book agent. The final date for entries is 5th March 2018 with the winner announced in April 2018.
Guardian slideshow of John Burningham’s animal illustrations from his picture books.
Leading off with a scene from his new book, The Way to The Zoo, the original drawing for which is a prize in a giveaway competition. Entry details in the link…
John Burningham has created some of the sweetest characters in children’s books over the past 50 years – here we celebrate some of his most beautiful animals, from Courtney the dog to Malcolm in It’s a Secret to the many fabulous animals in his new book The Way to the Zoo.
ACHUKA wasn’t in on the live announcement and presentations, but was poised with camera at the entrance, and a slideshow of various luminaries (including the winner) arriving for the award ceremony follows shortly 🙂
Tightrope walker and author Katherine Rundell was last night crowned the overall winner of the 2014 Waterstones children’s book prize with Rooftoppers Faber and Faber. And as the prize is celebrating its 10th birthday, there was an extra special feel to this year’s award.Rooftoppersby Katherine Rundell Buy the bookTell us what you think: Star-rate and review this bookKatherine Rundell fought off tough competition for the top prize from teen category winner Holly Smale with her debut novel Geek Girl HarperCollins Children’s Books and Nicola O’Byrne who won best picture book category with Open Very Carefully Nosy Crow.
A new essay prize has been announced, aimed at students studying for A-Level.
The winning essay will be selected by Wlliam Boyd, from a shortlist selected by a panel of judges chaired by Jolyon Connell.
As outlined below, the deadline for entries is some way off, and no entries can be submitted until January 2014, but students may well wish to prepare their essay well ahead of exam practice and revision deadlines.
The first prize of £1000 and the kudos of having your work picked out by William Boyd should ensure significant interest in this new prize, which teachers will be able to highlight with a view to encouraging literary appreciation and the fluent expression of personal tastes and viewpoints.
The Connell Guides Essay Prize is open to any sixth form pupil studying English Literature as part of an AS Level, A Level or IB Course. There will be a prize of £1,000 for the winning essay. Each of five runners-up will receive a £100 book token.
The entries for this prize will be shortlisted by a panel chaired by Jolyon Connell. The winner and runners-up will be chosen by the novelist William Boyd.
What to write:
William Boyd wants to know which novel, play, or poem has made an impact on you, and why you find it interesting and enjoyable.
• Your essay should combine insight, originality and clarity.
• You need to address your chosen subject with argumentative energy, showing why it has made an impact on you. Essays need to show logic in the way they are structured and precision in their choice of words.
• You will be expected to take an original point of view, while making intelligent use of evidence found in and around your chosen text(s) – and, where appropriate, referencing the history and culture surrounding the text(s) to support your points.
• Essays must be between 1200 and 1500 words long.
We will accept submissions from January 6th, 2014. Full details of how to enter will be published here in December 2013.
The closing date for entries is March 28th, 2014. Winners will be announced here on May 2nd, 2014.
The London-based artists Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin have become the first duo to win the Deutsche Börse photography prize. They were presented with the £30,000 award by the film director Mike Figgis at a ceremony this evening at the Photographers’ Gallery in London, which sponsors the prize.
The award is for a “significant contribution to the medium of photography either through an exhibition or publication in Europe” throughout the previous year. Broomberg and Chanarin were praised for their book War Primer 2, originally published in a small edition by Mack Books, which reworks Bertolt Brecht’s original War Primer publication from 1955 using internet screengrabs and mobile phone snaps to comment on the role of photography in the so-called “war on terror”.
Dutch writer Gerbrand Bakker has won this year’s £10,000 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize with his novel The Detour, published by Harvill Secker.
It is the author’s second major literary prize win; his previous novel, The Twin, won the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award in 2010.
Bakker will share the prize money with the title’s translator, David Colmer
Also on the shortlist:
The Fall of the Stone City by Ismail Kadare, translated from the Albanian by John Hodgson (Canongate)
Croatian author Dasa Drndic’s Trieste, translated by Ellen Elisa-Bursac (Maclehose Press)
Chris Barnard’s Bundu, translated from Afrikaans by Michiel Heyns (Alma Books)
Dublinesque by Enrique Vila-Matas, translated from the Spanish by Rosalind Harvey and Anne McLean (Harvill Secker)
Major New Zealand book award being renamed in honour of Margaret Mahy:
One of New Zealand’s best loved authors has had the country’s top award for children’s books renamed in her memory.
The New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards has announced that the top prize in the competition will be now be known as the New Zealand Post Margaret Mahy Book of the Year award.
Mahy was a previous finalist and winner of the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards and is a finalist in this year’s picture book category for her book Mister Whistler.
2013 English 4-11 Picture Book Awards – Winners announced
Established in 1995, these awards are presented annually by the English Association to the best picture books of the previous year, in four categories: Fiction 4-7 and 7-11 yrs, and Non-Fiction 4-7 and 7-11 yrs. The winning books are chosen by the editorial board of English 4-11 from a shortlist of 12-18 books selected by a panel of teachers, with input from children. The prizes are awarded at the English Association’s Annual General Meeting each May, and the winning and shortlisted books are featured in a full-colour poster in the summer issue of the journal. This poster is also circulated to libraries, children’s bookshops and other interested parties. English 4-11 is the only journal dedicated to English in the primary classroom. It is a joint publication of the English Association www.le.ac.uk/engassoc and the United Kingdom Literacy Association www.ukla.org
The Awards will be presented to the winning authors, illustrators and publishers at the English Association’s AGM on Wednesday 15 May at the British Academy in London.
This year’s Winners are:
- The Chronicles of Harris Burdick Chris Van Allsburg, Andersen Press
- Rabbityness Jo Empson, , Child’s Play (International) Ltd
- Who’s For Dinner Claire Freedman, illustrated by Nick East, Little Tiger Press
- Katie and the Starry Night James Mayhew, Orchard
- Mr Leon’s Paris Barroux, translated by Sarah Ardizzone , Phoenix Yard Books
- House of Horrors Nick Arnold, illustrated by Tony De Saulles, Scholastic Children’s Books
- In The Forest Sophie Strady, illustrated by Anouk Boisrobert & Louis Rigaud, Tate Publishing
- Jack and the Baked Beanstalk Colin Stimpson, Templar Publishing
- One Gorilla Anthony Browne, Walker Books
- Demolition Sally Sutton, illustrated by Brian Lovelock, Walker Books
- The Fact or Fiction Behind Urban Myths Paul Mason, Wayland
New Australian prizes for short-form writing:
New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing
From the sometime home of legendary bushranger Captain Thunderbolt and magistrate Thomas Alexander Browne— aka Rolf Boldrewood— the author of the classic tale Robbery Under Arms, the New England Writers’ Centre announces three exciting new prizes for short-form crime writing.
1. New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Fiction
First Prize: $500 for a story of up to 2,500 words.
2. New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Non-Fiction
First Prize: $500 for an article of up to 2,500 words.
3. New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Poetry
First Prize: $500 for a poem of up to 60 lines.