UK Literary Prizes 2018

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Costa Book Awards

The Costa Book Awards honours books written by authors based in the UK and Ireland. There are five categories: First Novel, Novel, Biography, Poetry and Children’s Book, with one of the five winners chosen as Book of the Year. The winner is announced at an awards ceremony in London every January.
Shortlist: November 2017.
Winners: January 2018

2018 Winners
Novel Award Winner: Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor
First Novel Winner: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Biography Award Winner: In the Days of Rain by Rebecca Stott
Poetry Award Winner: Inside the Wave by Helen Dunmore
Children’s Award Winner: The Explorer by author Katherine Rundell and illustrator Hannah Horn

Wellcome Book Prize 2018 shortlist

2018 Longlist

Wellcome Book Prize

The Wellcome Book Prize celebrates the best new books that engage with an aspect of medicine, health or illness.
Longlist: 8th February 2018
Shortlist: 20th March 2018
Winner: 30th April 2018

2018 Shortlist
Stay With Me by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀
The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s quest to transform the grisly world of Victorian medicine by Lindsey Fitzharris
With the End in Mind: Dying, death and wisdom in an age of denial by Kathryn Mannix
To Be a Machine: Adventures among cyborgs, utopians, hackers, and the futurists solving the modest problem of death by Mark O’Connell
Mayhem: A memoir by Sigrid Rausing
The Vaccine Race: How scientists used human cells to combat killer viruses by Meredith Wadman

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Women’s Prize for Fiction

An annual award for full-length fiction written by a women. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is international and accepts entries from across the world. The prize was set up after the 1991 Booker Prize shortlist included no women at all.
Longlist: 8th March 2018
Shortlist: 23rd April 2018
Winner: 6th June 2018

2018 Longlist
by Nicola Barker
The Idiot by Elif Batuman
Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon
Miss Burma by Charmaine Craig
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar
Sight by Jessie Greengrass
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
When I Hit You: Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife by Meena Kandasamy
Elmet by Fiona Mozley
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt
A Boy in Winter by Rachel Seiffert
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
The Trick to Time by Kit de Waal
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

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Man Booker International

The Man Booker International Prize rewards the best work of fiction written in a foreign language, translated into English and published in the UK.
Longlist: 12th March 2018
Shortlist: 12th April 2018
Winner: 25th May 2018

2018 Longlist
The 7th Function of Language by Laurent Binet, translated by Sam Taylor
The Impostor by Javier Cercas, translated by Frank Wynne
Vernon Subutex 1 by Virginie Despentes, translated by Frank Wynne
Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck, translated by Susan Bernofsky
The White Book by Han Kang, translated by Deborah Smith
Die, My Love by Ariana Harwicz, translated by Sarah Moses and Carolina Orloff
The World Goes On by László Krasznahorkai, translated by John Batki, Ottilie Mulzet and George Szirtes
Like a Fading Shadow by Antonio Muñoz Molina, translated by Camilo A Ramirez
The Flying Mountain by Christoph Ransmayr, translated by Simon Pare
Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi, translated by Jonathan Wright
Flights by Olga Tokarczuk, translated by Jennifer Croft
The Stolen Bicycle by Wu Ming-Yi, translated by Darryl Sterk
The Dinner Guest by Gabriela Ybarra, translated by Natasha Wimmer

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Man Booker Prize

First ran in 1969 the Man Booker Prize is awarded to a novel written in English and published in the UK.
Longlist: 24th July 2018
Shortlist: 20th September 2018
Winner: 16th October 2018

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The Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction

The Baillie Gifford Prize aims to reward the best of non-fiction and is open to authors of any nationality. It covers all non-fiction in the areas of current affairs, history, politics, science, sport, travel, biography, autobiography and the arts. It was formerly known as The Samuel Johnson Prize.
Shortlist: October 2018
Winner: November 2018

And there we have it, a run down of some of my favourite literary prizes in the UK. I will continue to update this post as shortlists and winners become known, I will also endeavour to link any reviews I post. Do you have a favourite literary prize? Let me know in the comments down below.

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