Hawthornden Prize

The Hawthornden Prize is a British literary award that was established in 1919 by Alice Warrender,[1] having been born at Hawthornden.[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 (1945–57, 1959, 1966, 1971–73, and 1984–87).[5]

Hawthornden Prize
Awarded forFor "imaginative literature" (poetry or prose) by authors under the age of 41
First awarded1919; 101 years ago (1919)

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

The Hawthornden Prize, along with the James Tait Black Memorial Prizes, are Britain's oldest literary awards.[7] Monetarily, it is modest: it offered £100 in 1936, in 1995 was worth £2000 and by 2017 had increased to £15,000.[8][9][2] It is administered by the Hawthornden Trust set up by Warrender,[10] and sponsored by the private trust of Drue Heinz.[2]

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  1. ^ "The Hawthornden Prize". The Glasgow Herald. 1 June 1961. p. 23. Retrieved 29 August 2010.
  2. ^ a b c "Graham Swift's Mothering Sunday wins fiction's most secretive prize". The Guardian. 14 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Literary London – Woman Donor – Hawthornden Prize". The Sydney Morning Herald. 14 June 1934.
  4. ^ "Hawthornden Prize". The Gazette. 4 August 1944. p. 7. Retrieved 29 August 2010.
  5. ^ Moseley, Merritt. "The Hawthornden Prize". University of North Carolina. Archived from the original on 9 April 2011. Retrieved 16 May 2010.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Kevin Myers (26 May 2002). "This Constant Stream of English Life". The Telegraph. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  7. ^ Brian W. Shaffer (2008). A Companion to the British and Irish Novel 1945 - 2000. John Wiley & Sons. p. 164. ISBN 978-1-4051-5616-5. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  8. ^ "Waugh's 'Campion' and Campion Hall". Catholic Herald. 26 June 1936. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  9. ^ Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature. Merriam-Webster. January 1995. p. 523. ISBN 978-0-87779-042-6. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  10. ^ "Miss A H Warrender Trust for Hawthornden Prize". Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  11. ^ Wilkinson, Kate (24 July 2020). "Penned in the Margins | John McCullough wins the 2020 Hawthornden Prize for Literature". Retrieved 24 July 2020.
  12. ^ "Sue Prideaux wins the 2019 Hawthornden Prize for Literature". Faber. 11 July 2019.
  13. ^ "Jenny Uglow wins the Hawthornden Prize for Literature 2018", Faber, 12 September 2018. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  14. ^ "„Festttag“ für Graham Swift: Heute Abend erhält er den Hawthornden Prize 2017" (German), BuchMarkt, 13 July 2017.
  15. ^ Cowdrey, Katherine (6 July 2016). "Tessa Hadley wins Hawthornden Prize". The Bookseller.
  16. ^ "Colm Tóibín scoops Hawthornden Literature Prize". RTÉ News. 23 July 2015.
  17. ^ "About Posts Archive". Archived from the original on 8 August 2014. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
  18. ^ "Past event: Poetry reading and conversation, with Jamie McKendrick" Archived 27 October 2014 at the Wayback Machine, Oxford Brookes University.
  19. ^ "Award winning poet Jamie McKendrick among 'Creative Minds' to come to Birmingham", University of Birmingham, 17 October 2013.
  20. ^ "Award: The Hawthornden Prize for Literature". The Times. 19 July 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2013.

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