James Tait Black Prizes

Fri 21 Aug 14:30 - 15:30

The New York Times Main Theatre Online

Free, online

James Tait Black Prizes

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The UK’s longest-running literary prizes are awarded in this special event with broadcaster Sally Magnusson, who hosts a joyous celebration of the year’s best works of fiction and biography.  

On the 2020 fiction shortlist is Lucy Ellmann with her novel Ducks, Newburyport, Helon Habila with Travellers, Sarah Hall with Sudden Traveller and Edna O’Brien with her novel Girl. Authors on the biography shortlist are Carolyn Forché with her memoir What You Have Heard is True, Sinéad Gleeson with Constellations, Saidiya Hartman with Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments and George Szirtes with The Photographer at Sixteen.

Join this event as the Prize judges share their insights and the nominated authors discuss their books, before the live, much-anticipated announcement of this year’s Prizes. Who will join the illustrious list of winners of the James Tait Black Prizes, awarded annually by the University of Edinburgh? For further info on the Prizes go to:

This is a pre-recorded event. It will not be available to watch on demand after the scheduled broadcast.

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