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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Graham Greene

English writer, playwright and literary critic

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John le Carré

British novelist and spy

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Evelyn Waugh

British writer

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Nadine Gordimer

South African Nobel-winning writer

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