Post Tagged with: "Prize"

Hastings Pier wins 2017 Riba Stirling Prize

October 31, 2017 11:56 pm0 comments
Hastings Pier wins 2017 Riba Stirling Prize

A historic pier in East Sussex that was devastated by fire in 2010 has won a prestigious architecture award after a multi-million pound redevelopment. Hastings Pier, which reopened in April 2016, beat five other buildings to the Royal Institute of British Architects (Riba) Stirling Prize. Now in its 22nd year, […]

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Man Booker Prize: George Saunders wins for Lincoln in the Bardo

October 17, 2017 7:00 pm0 comments
Man Booker Prize: George Saunders wins for Lincoln in the Bardo

George Saunders has won the Man Booker prize for his novel Lincoln in the Bardo – becoming the second US author to take home the £50,000 fiction award. The book tells the story of Abraham Lincoln’s grief after the death of his young son, and his visits to his tomb. […]

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Body clock scientists win Nobel Prize

October 2, 2017 2:40 pm0 comments
Body clock scientists win Nobel Prize

Three scientists who unravelled how our bodies tell time have won the 2017 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine. The body clock – or circadian rhythm – is the reason we want to sleep at night, but it also drives huge changes in behaviour and body function. The US scientists […]

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Sampha wins Mercury Prize for his debut album, Process

September 14, 2017 11:25 pm0 comments
Sampha wins Mercury Prize for his debut album, Process

Media playback is unsupported on your device Soul singer Sampha has been awarded the 2017 Hyundai Mercury Prize for his mournful and intimate album, Process. The singer, who for a long time was better known as a guest vocalist on other people’s records, beat Ed Sheeran and Stormzy to win […]

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Booker Prize: Novelist and bookshop worker Fiona Mozley on shortlist

September 13, 2017 12:09 pm0 comments
Booker Prize: Novelist and bookshop worker Fiona Mozley on shortlist

Media playback is unsupported on your device A 29-year-old writer who works part-time at a bookshop in York has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for her debut novel. Fiona Mozley, the second-youngest author to be up for the prestigious literary prize, wrote Elmet while commuting between London and […]

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Clothes that grow with your child win Dyson prize

September 7, 2017 3:33 am0 comments

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The expanding garments fit children aged between six months and three years old. BBC News – Technology

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Man Booker Prize: Arundhati Roy comeback novel on longlist

July 27, 2017 12:29 am0 comments
Man Booker Prize: Arundhati Roy comeback novel on longlist

Arundhati Roy’s long-awaited second novel has made the longlist for the Man Booker Prize – 20 years after winning the award with her first. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is one of 13 novels longlisted for the £50,000 prize, which is now in its 49th year. Two British Smiths, Ali […]

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How a smack of jellyfish helped win a £5,000 book prize

June 20, 2017 6:54 am0 comments
How a smack of jellyfish helped win a £5,000 book prize

Did you know that the term for a group of turtles is a turn? Or that the collective noun for a posse of fireflies is a sprinkle? Well, now you do. And that’s thanks to Lane Smith’s children’s book, A Tribe of Kids, which has just won the Kate Greenaway […]

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Baileys Prize: Naomi Alderman wins for 'shocking' sci-fi novel The Power

June 8, 2017 1:04 am0 comments
Baileys Prize: Naomi Alderman wins for 'shocking' sci-fi novel The Power

Naomi Alderman has won the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction for her feminist sci-fi novel The Power. Her book envisages a world in which women have developed the ability to give electric shocks at will. The chair of this year’s judges, Tessa Ross, praised Alderman’s “brilliantly imagined dystopia, her big […]

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Museum of the Year: Tate Modern to race horse museum for £100,000 prize

April 27, 2017 9:45 pm0 comments
Museum of the Year: Tate Modern to race horse museum for £100,000 prize

Britain’s most popular contemporary art gallery and a new horseracing heritage centre are in the running to be named the UK’s Museum of the Year. Tate Modern in London and The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art in Newmarket, Suffolk, are both nominated for the £100,000 award. They […]

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