Betty Trask Award

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The Betty Trask Prize and Awards are for first novels written by authors under the age of 35, who reside in a current or former Commonwealth nation. Each year the awards total £20,000, with one author receiving a larger prize amount, called the "Prize", and the remainder given to one or more other writers, called the "Awards".[1] The award was established in 1984 by the Society of Authors, at the bequest of the late Betty Trask, a reclusive author of over thirty romance novels.[2] The awards are given to traditional or romantic novels, rather than those of an experimental style, and can be for published or unpublished works.[3]

List of award and prize winners[edit]

Note: Beginning in 2009, the "Betty Trask Prize" is given to one author; the remaining receive the "Betty Trask Award"

1980s[edit]

1984

1985

1986

1987

1988

1989

1990s[edit]

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000s[edit]

2000

  • Jonathan Tulloch for The Season Ticket - £10,000
  • Julia Leigh for The Hunter - £7,000
  • Susan Elderkin for Sunset Over Chocolate Mountains - £4,000
  • Galaxy Craze for By The Shore - £2,000
  • Nicholas Griffin for The Requiem Shark - £2,000

2001

2002 [4]

2003

2004

  • Louise Dean for Becoming Strangers - £8,000
  • Hannah MacDonald for The Sun Road - £6,000
  • Anthony Cartwright for The Afterglow - £3,000
  • Siddharth Dhanvant Sanghvi for The Last Song of Dusk - £3,000

2005

2006

2007

  • Will Davis for My Side of the Story - £10,000
  • Adam Foulds for The Truth About These Strange Times - £2,500
  • Cynan Jones for The Long Dry - £2,500
  • Julie Maxwell for You Can Live Forever - £2,500
  • Karen Mcleod for In Search of the Missing Eyelash - £2,500

2008

2009

2010s[edit]

2010

2011 [5]

2012

2013

2014 [6]

2015 [7]

2016 [8]

2017 [8]

2018

  • Omar Robert Hamilton for The City Always Wins - £10,000 (Prize)
  • Sarah Day for Mussolini's Island - £3,250
  • Clare Fisher for All the Good Things - £3,250
  • Eli Goldstone for Strange Heart Beating - £3,250
  • Lloyd Markham for Bad Ideas/Chemicals - £3,250
  • Masande Ntshanga for The Reactive - £3,250

2019

  • James Clarke for The Litten Path - £10,000 (Prize)
  • Samuel Fisher for The Chameleon - £2,700
  • Imogen Hermes Gowar for The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock - £2,700
  • Ruqaya Izzidien for The Watermelon Boys - £2,700
  • Daisy Lafarge for Paul - £2,700
  • Rebecca Ley for Sweet Fruit, Sour Land - £2,700
  • Sophie Mackintosh for The Water Cure - £2,700

2020s[edit]

2020

  • Kathryn Hind for Hitch - £10,000 (Prize)[9]
  • Stacey Halls for The Familiars - £5,400
  • Isabella Hammad for The Parisian - £5,400
  • Okeychukwu Nzelu for The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney - £5,400

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Betty Trask". Society of Authors.
  2. ^ Betty Trask Prize and Awards Archived 9 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "The Betty Trask Prize and Awards". Christchurch City Libraries. Retrieved 4 November 2007.
  4. ^ "Hari Kunzru wins Betty Trask Prize", The Guardian, 19 June 2002.
  5. ^ "Indian writer wins Betty Trask award for debut novel", Daily News and Analysis, 23 June 2011.
  6. ^ "Authors’ Awards 2014", The Society Of Authors, 27 June 2014.
  7. ^ "Authors’ Awards 2015" Archived 29 June 2015 at the Wayback Machine, The Society Of Authors, 25 June 2015.
  8. ^ a b "Previous winners of the Betty Trask Prize and Awards". Society of Authors. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  9. ^ "Hind wins £10,000 Betty Trask Prize for 'Hitch'". Books+Publishing. 19 June 2020. Retrieved 19 June 2020.

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