From the search to find the best women's fiction to the focus on funny children's books, our prizes and awards celebrate the best writing from the UK and beyond.

The prizes and awards we run cover a wide range of genres and themes for both children and adults ranging from a single short story to a whole lifetime's achievement in literature.


Book Trust Prizes and Awards promote books to a wide audience, bringing new books to attention and providing access points for readers to engage with different types of books. Our prizes support writers and illustrators, rewarding them for their endeavours, and celebrate books and writers as an integral part of the UK's arts and culture landscape.

Yiyun Li has won 2015's Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award

Yiyun Li is the first woman to win the Award with her story 'A Sheltered Woman'


Yiyun Li wins Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award



IFFP - interview with Jenny Erpenbeck and Susan Bernofsky

The End of Days is the winner of this year's Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. Here, the writer (Jenny Erpenbeck) and translator (Susan Bernofsky) talk about the importance of translated fiction and the love of reading.


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The End of Days wins this year's IFFP

Ali Smith wins this year's Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction

British author Ali Smith has won the 2015 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction with her sixth novel How to Be Both.


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