- WH Smith Literary Award
The WH Smith Literary Award is an award founded in 1959 by British high street retailer
W H Smith. It founding aim was stated to be to "encourage and bring international esteem to authors of the British Commonwealth"; originally open to all residents of the UK, the Commonwealth and the Republic of Ireland, it now admits foreign works in translation and works by US authors, with Americans ( Philip Roth, Donna Tarttand Richard Powers) dominating the awards recently.
Patrick White, " Voss"
Laurie Lee, " Cider With Rosie"
Nadine Gordimer, " Friday's Footprint"
J. R. Ackerley, " We Think the World of You"
Gabriel Fielding, " The Birthday King"
1964 Ernst H. Gombrich, "
Meditations on a Hobby-Horse"
Leonard Woolf, " Beginning Again"
R. C. Hutchinson, " A Child Possessed"
Jean Rhys, " Wide Sargasso Sea"
V. S. Naipaul, " The Mimic Men"
Robert Gittings, " John Keats"
John Fowles, " The French Lieutenant's Woman"
Nan Fairbrother, " New Lives, New Landscapes"
Kathleen Raine, " The Lost Country"
1973 Brian Moore, "
Anthony Powell, " Temporary Kings"
Jon Stallworthy, " Wilfred Owen"
Seamus Heaney, "North"
Ronald Lewin, ""
Patrick Leigh Fermor, " A Time of Gifts"
Mark Girouard, " Life in the English Country House"
Thom Gunn, " Selected Poems 1959-1975"
Isabel Colegate, "The Shooting Party"
George Clare, " Last Waltz in Vienna"
A. N. Wilson, " Wise Virgin"
Philip Larkin, " Required Writing"
David Hughes, " The Pork Butcher"
Doris Lessing, " The Good Terrorist"
Elizabeth Jennings, " Collected Poems 1953-1985"
1988 Robert Hughes, "
The Fatal Shore"
Christopher Hill, ""
V. S. Pritchett, " A Careless Widow and Other Stories"
Derek Walcott, " Omeros"
Thomas Pakenham, "The Scramble for Africa "
Michèle Roberts, " Daughters of the House"
Vikram Seth, " A Suitable Boy"
Alice Munro, " Open Secrets"
Simon Schama, " Landscape and Memory"
Orlando Figes, " A People's Tragedy - The Russian Revolution"
Ted Hughes, " Tales From Ovid"
Beryl Bainbridge, " Master Georgie"
Melvyn Bragg, " The Soldier's Return"
Philip Roth, " The Human Stain"
Ian McEwan, "Atonement"
Donna Tartt, " The Little Friend"
Richard Powers, " The Time of Our Singing"
Philip Roth, " The Plot Against America"
J. K. Rowling, " Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"
* [http://www.whsmithplc.com/grp/WHSmithLiteraryAward2005.htm Announcement of the 2005 award ceremony]
* [http://www.whsmith.co.uk WHSmith's Official site ]
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