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  1. Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction

    Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction added 31st March

    Books that have won or been shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction since 2016. The Baileys Prize for Fiction, part managed by Book Trust, celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in writing by women in English from throughout the world.

  2. Best Science Fiction (Arthur C. Clarke Award)

    Best Science Fiction (Arthur C. Clarke Award) added 31st March

    Books that have won or been shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award. The Arthur C. Clarke Award is the UK's premier prize for science fiction literature.

  3. Crime Book of the Year (Barry Awards) 2019

    Crime Book of the Year (Barry Awards) 2019 added 31st March

    Books nominated for the Barry Awards in 2019. The Barry Award is a crime literary prize awarded annually since 1997 by the editors of Deadly Pleasures, an American quarterly publication for crime fiction readers. The prize is named after Barry Gardner, an American critic.

  4. Scottish Crime Book of the Year (McIlvanney Prize) 2019

    Scottish Crime Book of the Year (McIlvanney Prize) 2019 added 31st March

    Longlist for the 2019 McIlvanney Prize. The McIlvanney Prize is Bloody Scotland’s annual prize awarded to the best Scottish Crime book of the year. It provides Scottish crime writing with recognition and aims to raise the profile and prestige of the genre as a whole. Scottish roots are a must for competition applications: authors must either be born in Scotland, live there or set their books there. The prize was renamed in memory of William McIlvanney, often described as the Godfather of Tartan Noir, in 2016.

  5. Scottish Teenage Book Prize

    Scottish Teenage Book Prize added 31st March

    A list of every book that has been shortlisted for the Scottish Teenage Book Prize from 2017 until 2020.

  6. The Cases of Chief Inspector Maigret

    The Cases of Chief Inspector Maigret added 25th March

    Georges Simenon was no slouch, writing a staggering seventy five Maigret novels and rarely letting the quality drop in the slightest. Jules Maigret is a gruff yet compassionate protagonist and SImenon's style is at once easy and mentally stimulating. Every one was - so he said - written in eleven days, and remarkably the adventures of Maigret make up only a moderate portion of Simenon's vast body of writing.

  7. Frontier Fact and Fiction

    Frontier Fact and Fiction added 24th March

    Explore the American Frontier through its history and the fiction that it inspired.

  8. Russian Literature

    Russian Literature added 24th March

  9. Season's Readings 2019

    Season's Readings 2019 added 18th November 2019

    Festive readings to curl up to on the long winter evenings.

  10. Libraries Week 2019

    Libraries Week 2019 added 10th October 2019

    A selection of books for Libraries Week. In 2019 we are celebrating the role of libraries in the digital world.

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