28 August 2012
The two winners were novelist Padgett Powell and biographer Fiona MacCarthy. ...
The two winners were novelist Padgett Powell and biographer Fiona MacCarthy.
The two £10,000 prizes are awarded each year by the university of Edinburgh for the best work of fiction and best biography published during the previous twelve months.
This year's awards were announced by broadcaster Sally Magnusson at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Padgett Powell won the fiction prize for You and I, and Fiona MacCarthy for The Last Pre-Raphaelite: Edward Burne-Jones and the Victorian Imagination (pictured).
The James Tait Black Prizes were founded in 1919 by Janet Coats, the widow of publisher James Tait Black, and are judged by scholars and postgraduate literature students. For the first time, the 2013 prizes will include a new category for drama, with the prize being awarded to the best original new play written in English, Scots or Gaelic.