Hawthornden Prize

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The Hawthornden Prize is a British literary award that was established in 1919 by Alice Warrender.[1] It is funded by a trust bequeathed by her.[2] Authors under the age of 41[3] are awarded on the quality of their "imaginative literature" which can be written in either poetry or prose.[4] The Hawthornden Committee awards the Prize annually for a work published in the previous twelve months. There have been several gap years without a recipient (1984–87, 1971–73, 1966, 1959, 1945–57).[5]

Unlike other major literary awards, the Hawthornden does not solicit submissions. It is also catholic in its coverage of the literary, welcoming fiction, travel writing, artistic and historical works.[6]

Monetarily, the Hawthornden prize is modest: it offered £100 in 1936, and in 1995 was worth £2000.[7][8]

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  1. ^ "The Hawthornden Prize". The Glasgow Herald. 1 June 1961. p. 23. Retrieved 29 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Miss A H Warrender Trust for Hawthornden Prize". Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Literary London - Woman Donor - Hawthornden Prize". The Sydney Morning Herald. June 14, 1934. 
  4. ^ "Hawthornden Prize". The Montreal Gazette. 4 August 1944. p. 7. Retrieved 29 August 2010. 
  5. ^ Moseley, Merritt. "The Hawthornden Prize". University of North Carolina. Retrieved 16 May 2010. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Kevin Myers (May 26, 2002). "This Constant Stream of English Life". The Telegraph. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Waugh's 'Campion' and Campion Hall". Catholic Herald. June 26, 1936. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 
  8. ^ Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia Of Literature. Merriam-Webster. January 1995. p. 523. ISBN 978-0-87779-042-6. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  9. ^ http://www.faber.co.uk/about/awards-prizes-list/
  10. ^ http://www.brookes.ac.uk/hss-events/Poetry-reading
  11. ^ http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/news/latest/2013/10/17-Oct-Award-winning-poet-Jamie-McKendrick-among-Creative-Minds-to-come-to-Birmingham.aspx
  12. ^ "Award: The Hawthornden Prize for Literature". The Times. July 19, 2012. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 

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