Posted on November 9, 2023 at 12:39 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

As an email from our local library system noted, literary award season is upon us.

And while we wait for the National Book Awards (November 15) and the Booker Prize (November 26), there are two individuals whose work was celebrated publicly yesterday.

Tania Branigan has won the 2023 Cundill History Prize, which with a $75,000 purse has the largest cash prize for a book of nonfiction in English.  

Her book Red Memory tells of China's Cultural Revolution, through the actual stories those who lived through it.

And Benjamin Myers has won the 2023 Goldsmiths Prize, which celebrates "mold-breaking fiction." 

His novel Cuddy combines poetry, prose, play, diary, and real historical accounts to retell the story of Cuthbert, the Anglo-Saxon saint.

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