James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction

 

2015 selection

You Don't Have to Live Like This

James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction 2015

by Benjamin Markovits Harper (July 07, 2015)

A frighteningly prescient novel of today’s America—one man’s story of a racially charged real estate experiment in Detroit, Michigan.

“You get in the habit of living a certain kind of life, you keep going...


2011 selection

You & Me

James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction 2011

by Padgett Powell Ecco (July 31, 2012)

Padgett Powell, author of the acclaimed The Interrogative Mood and “one of the few truly important American writers of our time” (Sam Lipsyte), returns with a hilarious Southern send-up of Samuel Beckett’s...


1990 selection

Brazzaville Beach: A Novel

James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction 1990

by William Boyd HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

“Utterly engaging….A novel of ideas, of big themes….William Boyd is a champion storyteller.” - New York Times Book Review

William Boyd’s classic Brazzaville Beach has been called as a “bold seamless...


1939 selection

After Many a Summer Dies the Swan: A Novel

James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction 1939

by Aldous Huxley Ivan R. Dee (January 01, 1993)

A Hollywood millionaire with a terror of death, whose personal physician happens to be working on a theory of longevity-these are the elements of Huxley's caustic and entertaining satire on man's desire to live...


1937 selection

Highland River

James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction 1937

by Neil Gunn Canongate Books (July 01, 2010)

Introduced by Diarmid Gunn. Written in prose as cool and clear as the water it describes, Highland River is one of Neil Gunn's most lyrical and popular novels. Winner of the James Tait Black Memorial prize when...


1923 selection

Riceyman Steps

James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction 1923

by Arnold Bennett

The story takes place in 1919-1920 and deals with the final year in the life of its main character, Henry Earlforward, a miser, who keeps a second-hand bookshop in the Clerkenwell area of London. Henry marries...

1921 selection

Memoirs of a Midget

James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction 1921

by Walter De La Mare Wildside Press (November 19, 2012)

Walter de la Mare (1873 - 1956) was an English poet, short story writer and novelist, probably best remembered for his works for children and the poem "The Listeners". De la Mare also wrote some subtle psychological...


1920 selection

The Lost Girl

James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction 1920

by David Herbert Lawrence

Alvina Houghton, the daughter of a widowed Midlands draper, comes of age just as her father’s business is failing. In a desperate attempt to regain his fortune and secure his daughter’s proper upbringing,...

1919 selection

The Secret City