Cath Crowley has won the prestigious Australian Prime Minister’s Literary Award for the second time for WORDS IN DEEP BLUE. Her GRAFFITI MOON won in 2011.

WHY I’M NO LONGER TALKING TO WHITE PEOPLE ABOUT RACE by Reni Eddo-Lodge has been named Blackwell’s Bookshop’s Non-fiction Book of the Year and also Foyle’s Bookshop’s Non-fiction Book of the Year.

David Farrier has won the £10K Giles St Aubyn Prize for his forthcoming book, FOOTPRINTS: IN SEARCH OF FUTURE FOSSILS.

It was a double victory at the 2017 Garden Media Guild Awards. Ambra Edwards, author of Head Gardeners, won Inspirational Book of the Year, while Katherine Swift won Columnist of the Year for her The Last Word column in The English Garden.


(Left: Ambra Edwards; right: Katherine Swift)

Professor Robert Gildea has won the Prix Philippe Viannay, awarded for a book on the Resistance in France, for his book FIGHTERS IN THE SHADOWS (published in France by Les Arenes).

Karen Armstrong has been awarded the prestigious Princess of Asturias Award for Social Sciences for 2017. The awards are a series of annual prizes awarded in Spain by the Princess of Asturias Foundation (previously the Prince of Asturias Foundation) to individuals, entities or organizations from around the world who make notable achievements in the sciences, humanities, and public affairs.

James Kynge has won the Harold Wincott Awards for Business Journalism in 2016. He was praised by the judges for for his “high level vision” and for “altering understanding of a hugely important part of the world” with his “forensic and multi-faceted exposure of China’s economic vulnerabilities”.

Eugene Rogan’s THE FALL OF THE OTTOMANS, published by Mizan in Indonesia, has won an Islamic Book Award 2017 at the Islamic Book Fair in Jakarta. It also won the British Army Military History Book of the Year.

Catherine Clarke has won Agent of the Year at the 2017 British Book Awards.

Matthew Desmond has won the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction, the biennial PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction and the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction for EVICTED.

Tim Birkhead has received The Godman-Salvin Medal, given by the British Ornithologists’ Union to an individual as a signal honour for distinguished ornithological work; The Eisenmann Medal given by the Linnaean Society of New York for achievements in Ornithology; the Founders Medal awarded by The Society for the Study of Natural History, in recognition of his contribution to the history and bibliography of natural history; and The Spallanzani Medal given by the Biology of Spermatozoa community for contributions to the study of reproductive biology. The Zoological Society of London has also awarded Tim Birkhead the 2016 Clarivate Analytics Award for Communicating Zoology.

Jenny Downham’s novel UNBECOMING (David Fickling Books and Scholastic) has been awarded a Stonewall Honor from the American Library Association 2017.