David Cohen Prize
The David Cohen Prize for Literature (est. 1993) is a biennial British literary award given to a writer, novelist, short-story writer, poet, essayist or dramatist in recognition of an entire body of work, written in the English language. The prize is funded by the John S. Cohen Foundation and administered by Arts Council England. The writer must be a British or Irish citizen. The winner is chosen by nomination and entries are not required. The prize is valued at £40,000.
In 2005, The David Cohen Prize incorporated the Clarissa Luard Award. The winner of the David Cohen Prize chooses the recipient of the Clarissa Luard Award, valued at £12,500. The Clarissa Luard Award is funded by the Arts Council of England and is given to a writer under the age of 35 or an organisation that supports young writers.
List of recipients
- 2013: Hilary Mantel
- 2011: Julian Barnes
- 2009: Seamus Heaney
- 2007: Derek Mahon
- 2005: Michael Holroyd
- 2003: Beryl Bainbridge and Thom Gunn (joint winners)
- 2001: Doris Lessing
- 1999: William Trevor
- 1997: Muriel Spark
- 1995: Harold Pinter
- 1993: V. S. Naipaul
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- The David Cohen Prize for Literature, Arts Council of England, official website