Monday, October 18

James Tait Black Memorial Prize

1979 Awards, All Book Awards, Book Awards, Book Awards By Year, James Tait Black Memorial Prize, James Tait Black Memorial Prize - Fiction

1979 James Tait Black Memorial Prize – Fiction Winner and Nominees

1979 James Tait Black Memorial Prize - Fiction WinnerDarkness VisibleWilliam GoldingWinner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize Darkness Visible opens at the height of the London Blitz, when a naked child steps out of an all-consuming fire. Miraculously saved but hideously scarred, soon tormented at school and at work, Matty becomes a w...Amazon
1987 Awards, All Book Awards, Book Awards, Book Awards By Year, James Tait Black Memorial Prize, James Tait Black Memorial Prize - Fiction

1987 James Tait Black Memorial Prize – Fiction Winner and Nominees

1987 James Tait Black Memorial Prize - Fiction WinnerThe Golden BirdGeorge MacKay BrownThese two long stories are set, like most of George Mackay Brown's work, in Orkney and in a period, the last quarter of the nineteenth century, when the pattern of island life, little changed since Viking times, was beginning to be threatened. The Golden B...Amazon
1995 Awards, All Book Awards, Book Awards, Book Awards By Year, James Tait Black Memorial Prize, James Tait Black Memorial Prize - Fiction

1995 James Tait Black Memorial Prize – Fiction Winner and Nominees

1995 James Tait Black Memorial Prize - Fiction WinnerThe Prestige: A NovelChristopher PriestTwo 19th century stage illusionists, the aristocratic Rupert Angier and the working-class Alfred Borden, engage in a bitter and deadly feud; the effects are still being felt by their respective families a hundred years later. Working in the gaslight-and-ve...Amazon
2003 Awards, All Book Awards, Book Awards, Book Awards By Year, James Tait Black Memorial Prize, James Tait Black Memorial Prize - Fiction

2003 James Tait Black Memorial Prize – Fiction Winner and Nominees

2003 James Tait Black Memorial Prize - Fiction WinnerPersonalityAndrew O'HaganDreaming of the day she can escape her Italian immigrant family, Maria Tambini wins a singing contest and is whisked into instant stardom, a situation that forces her into a confrontation with the celebrity lifestyle and pits her against her own body. Repr...Amazon2003 James Tait Black Memorial Prize - Fiction ShortlistMiddlesexJeffrey EugenidesAmazonThe Crimson Petal and the White: A NovelMichel FaberAmazonThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: A NovelMark HaddonAmazon
2011 Awards, All Book Awards, Book Awards, Book Awards By Year, James Tait Black Memorial Prize, James Tait Black Memorial Prize - Fiction

2011 James Tait Black Memorial Prize – Fiction Winner and Nominees

2011 James Tait Black Memorial Prize - Fiction WinnerYou & IPadgett PowellWhen asked for a list of the best young American writers, I invariably put Padgett Powell at the top' Saul BellowThis book is a conversation, apparently on a porch, between two men who may be difficult to grasp. They move together in aimless convenient de...Amazon2011 James Tait Black Memorial Prize - Fiction ShortlistSnowdrops: A NovelA.D. MillerAmazonSolaceBelinda McKeonAmazonThere but for theAli SmithAmazon
1980 Awards, All Book Awards, Book Awards, Book Awards By Year, James Tait Black Memorial Prize, James Tait Black Memorial Prize - Biography

1980 James Tait Black Memorial Prize – Biography Winner and Nominees

1980 James Tait Black Memorial Prize - Biography WinnerTennyson: The Unquiet HeartRobert Bernard MartinThe lyric perfection of the works of Alfred Tennyson, one of the greatest Victorian poets, and the apparent ease with which he wrote them, long obscured the disparity between the unruffled surface of many of his poems and his deeply disturbed life. Somersb...Amazon
1996 Awards, All Book Awards, Book Awards, Book Awards By Year, James Tait Black Memorial Prize, James Tait Black Memorial Prize - Biography

1996 James Tait Black Memorial Prize – Biography Winner and Nominees

1996 James Tait Black Memorial Prize - Biography WinnerThomas Cranmer: A LifeDiarmaid MacCullochThe first major biography of its subject in more than thirty years makes use of new British manuscript sources to draw a rich portrait of Henry VIII's archbishop of Canterbury who guided England through the Reformation. UP....Amazon
2004 Awards, All Book Awards, Book Awards, Book Awards By Year, James Tait Black Memorial Prize, James Tait Black Memorial Prize - Biography

2004 James Tait Black Memorial Prize – Biography Winner and Nominees

2004 James Tait Black Memorial Prize - Biography WinnerJohn Clare: A BiographyJonathan BateThe long-awaited literary biography of the supreme "poets' poet" John Clare (1793-1864) is the greatest labouring-class poet that England has ever produced. No one has ever written more powerfully of nature, of a rural childhood, and of the alienated and u...Amazon2004 James Tait Black Memorial Prize - Biography ShortlistA Life Of H. L. A. Hart: The Nightmare And The Noble DreamNicola LaceyAmazonEichmann: His Life and CrimesDavid CesaraniAmazonLike A Fiery Elephant: The Story Of B. S. JohnsonJonathan CoeAmazonMalinowski: Odyssey of an Anthropologist, 1884-1920Michael W. YoungAmazonNelson: A Dream of Glory, 1758-1797John SugdenAmazon
2012 Awards, All Book Awards, Book Awards, Book Awards By Year, James Tait Black Memorial Prize, James Tait Black Memorial Prize - Biography

2012 James Tait Black Memorial Prize – Biography Winner and Nominees

2012 James Tait Black Memorial Prize - Biography WinnerThe Last Sane Man: Michael Cardew: Modern Pots, Colonialism, and the CountercultureTanya HarrodBritish studio potter Michael Cardew (1901-1983) was a man of paradox, a modernist who disliked modernity, a colonial servant who despised Empire, and an intellectual who worked with his hands. After graduating from Oxford in 1923, he made majestic slipwar...Amazon2012 James Tait Black Memorial Prize - Biography ShortlistCirculation: William Harvey's Revolutionary IdeaThomas WrightAmazonJoseph Anton: A MemoirSalman RushdieAmazonPortrait of a Novel: Henry James and the Making of an American MasterpieceMichael GorraAmazon