James Tait Black Memorial Prize

literary prizes awarded for literature written in the English language

The James Tait Black Memorial Prizes are literary prizes awarded for literature written in the English language. They, along with the Hawthornden Prize, are Britain's oldest literary awards. Based at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, United Kingdom, the prizes were founded in 1919 by Mrs Janet Coats Black in memory of her late husband, James Tait Black, a partner in the publishing house of A & C Black Ltd. Prizes are awarded in three categories: Fiction, Biography and Drama.
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award received: James Tait Black Memorial Prize

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Author

Graham Greene cover

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Graham Greene

English writer, playwright and literary critic

works

49

The Quiet American

novel by Graham Greene

author: Graham Greene

1955

Travels with My Aunt

1969 Graham Greene novel

author: Graham Greene

1969

The Confidential Agent

novel by Graham Greene

author: Graham Greene

1939

Stamboul Train

novel by Graham Greene

author: Graham Greene

1932

Author

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John le Carré

British novelist and spy

works

36

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

1963 novel by John le Carré

author: John le Carré

1963

A Most Wanted Man

novel by John le Carré

author: John le Carré

2008

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

book by John le Carré

author: John le Carré

1974

The Night Manager

1993 espionage novel by John le Carré

author: John le Carré

1993

Author

D. H. Lawrence cover

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D. H. Lawrence

English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter

works

37

Lady Chatterley's Lover

1928 novel by D. H. Lawrence

author: D. H. Lawrence

1928

The Rainbow

book by D.H. Lawrence

author: D. H. Lawrence

1915

Aaron's Rod

book by D. H. Lawrence

author: D. H. Lawrence

1922

The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd

play by D. H. Lawrence

author: D. H. Lawrence

1911

The Boy in the Bush

1924 film

author: D. H. Lawrence

1924

Author

Doris Lessing cover

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Doris Lessing

British novelist, poet, playwright, librettist, biographer and short story writer

Author

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J. M. Coetzee

South African writer

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