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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References

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  8. Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia Of Literature. Merriam-Webster. January 1995. p. 523. ISBN 978-0-87779-042-6. Retrieved 26 August 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. http://www.rte.ie/ten/news/2015/0723/716571-colm-toibin-wins-hawthornden-prize/
  10. http://www.faber.co.uk/about/awards-prizes-list/
  11. "Past event: Poetry reading and conversation, with Jamie McKendrick", Oxford Brookes University.
  12. "Award winning poet Jamie McKendrick among 'Creative Minds' to come to Birmingham", University of Birmingham, 17 October 2013.
  13. "Award: The Hawthornden Prize for Literature". The Times. 19 July 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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