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Book awards: Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize

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torse 3: poems 1949-1961 by Christopher Middleton1964
The Ice Saints by Frank Tuohy1965
Nature with man by Jon Silkin1966
The Man with a Chocolate Egg by John Noone1967
Remedy Is None by William McIlvanney1967
Death of a Naturalist by Seamus Heaney1968
The Junkers by Piers Paul Read1969
King Log by Geoffrey Hill1970
Troubles by J. G. Farrell1971
The Loiners by Tony Harrison1972
Pasmore by David Storey1973
Cannibals and Missionaries by John Fuller1974
In the Middle of a Life by Richard B. Wright1975
Love or Nothing by Douglas Dunn1976
The story of the weasel by Carolyn Slaughter1977
Dreams of the dead by David Harsent1978
The Monkey King by Timothy Mo1979
Love-life by Hugo Williams1980
Shuttlecock by Graham Swift1981
Why Brownlee Left by Paul Muldoon1982
Waterland by Graham Swift1983
The memory of war: Poems, 1968-1982 by James Fenton1984
Flaubert's Parrot by Julian Barnes1985
Quiet Gathering by David Scott1986
Man descending by Guy Vanderhaeghe1987
Acrimony by Michael Hofmann1988
Sea Music by David Profumo1989
Shibboleth by Michael Donaghy1990
The Fog Line by Carol Birch1991
Madoc: A Mystery by Paul Muldoon1992
The Quantity Theory of Insanity by Will Self1993
Feast Days (Secker & Warburg poetry) by John Burnside1994
Their Angel Reach by Livi Michael1995
Queen of Sheba by Kathleen Jamie1996
Not Her Real Name by Emily Perkins1997
God's Gift to Women by Don Paterson1998
Shopping by Gavin Kramer1999
Jizzen by Kathleen Jamie2000
The Hiding Place: A Novel by Trezza Azzopardi2001
At Home in the Dark by Greta Stoddart2002
The Drink and Dream Teahouse by Justin Hill2003
The Nerve: Poems by Glyn Maxwell2004
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell2005
Woods etc. by Alice Oswald2006
Self Help by Edward Docx2007
On Purpose by Nick Laird2008
London and the South-East by David Szalay2009
Perfect Blue by Kona Macphee2010
Solace by Belinda McKeon2011
The Havocs by Jacob Polley2012
A Girl is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride2013
Black Country by Liz Berry2014
Bright Travellers by Fiona Bensonnot in English Common Knowledge2014
Spill simmer falter wither by Sara Baumenot in English Common Knowledge2015
The Art of Falling by Kim Moorenot in English Common Knowledge2016
First love by Gwendoline Riley2018

Award description

Founded in 1963 as a memorial to the founder and first Chairman of the publishing firm Faber & Faber. The prize is awarded annually, alternating between recognizing a volume of verse and a volume of fiction. It is given to "that volume of verse or prose fiction first published originally in this country [the UK] during the two years preceding the year in which the award is given which is, in the opinion of the judges, of the greatest literary merit." The 1964 prize was for poetry.

The winner must be under 40 years of age and a citizen of the United Kingdom and colonies, the Commonwealth, or the Republic of Ireland or South Africa.

The three judges are reviewers nominated by editors or literary editors of newspapers and magazines which regularly review poetry and fiction. The value of the prize is £1000.


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