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MANCUNIA, the latest poetry collection by Michael Symmons Roberts , has been longlisted for the Portico Prize 2019! Once described as ‘the Booker of the North’, The Portico Prize awards £10,000 to the book that best evokes the spirit of the North of England. The biennial prize is the UK’s only award of its kind, and accepts submissions across all formats including fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

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We’re delighted to announce that Adam Mars-Jones has won the 2019 Fitzcarraldo Editions Novel Prize for Box Hill , a strangely tragic love story between two men set in the gay biker community during the late 1970s. Initially made possible by an Arts Council grant in 2017, the prize looks for novels which explore and expand the possibilities of the form, which are innovative and imaginative in style, which tackle subjects and themes relevant to the world we live in. Adam Mars-Jones receives a £3,000 prize in the form of an advance against publication, and Box Hill will be published in Fitzcarraldo Editions’ fiction list in March 2020.

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Photograph: Schweizer Buchpreis

Alain Claude Sulzer 's UNHALTBARE ZUSTÄNDE (INTOLERABLE CONDITIONS) is nominated for the Schweizer Buchpreis (Swiss Book Prize) 2019! Published to rave reviews, the novel shot into the bestseller list shortly after publication in German last month.

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We are delighted that LA FRACTURE (Editions Tristram) - the French edition of Nina Allan 's novel THE RIFT (Titan Books) - has been longlisted for both the Prix Médicis étranger and the Prix Femina étranger 2019! The former was established in 1958 to recognise authors ‘whose fame does not...

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