John Llewellyn Rhys Prize

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The John Llewellyn Rhys Prize is a literary prize awarded annually for the best work of literature (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama) by an author from the Commonwealth aged 35 or under, show more written in English and published in the United Kingdom. The prize was initiated in 1942 by Jane Oliver in memory of her husband John Llewellyn Rhys, a young author who was killed on 5 August 1940 while serving as a bomber pilot in the Royal Air Force. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Llewellyn_Rhys_Prize show less
Stages:
All, Winner (59), Shortlist (40)
Years:
All, 2010 (5), 2009 (6), 2008 (6), 2007 (2), 2006 (4), 2005 (6), 2004 (6), 2003 (1), 2002 (1), 2001 (1), 2000 (8), 1999 (1), 1998 (2), 1997 (2), 1996 (1), 1995 (1), 1994 (1), 1993 (2), 1991 (1), 1990 (2), 1989 (1), 1988 (1), 1987 (1), 1986 (1), 1984 (1), 1983 (1), 1982 (1), 1981 (1), 1980 (1), 1979 (1), 1978 (1), 1977 (1), 1975 (2), 1974 (1), 1973 (1), 1972 (1), 1971 (1), 1970 (1), 1969 (1), 1968 (1), 1966 (2), 1965 (1), 1964 (2), 1962 (1), 1961 (1), 1960 (1), 1959 (1), 1958 (1), 1957 (1), 1956 (1), 1951 (1), 1950 (1), 1949 (1), 1948 (1), 1947 (1), 1946 (1), 1945 (1)

Winner 59

WorkYear
The Still Point by Amy Sackville2010
After the Fire, a Still, Small Voice by Evie Wyld2009
The Secret Life of Words: How English Became English by Henry Hitchings2008
The Carhullan Army by Sarah Hall2007
Beasts of No Nation by Uzodinma Iweala2005
Boy A by Jonathan Trigell2004
Daughters of Jerusalem by Charlotte Mendelson2003
Virgins of Venice: Broken Vows and Cloistered Lives in the Renaissance Convent by Mary Laven2002
The Earthquake Bird by Susanna Jones2001
Leadville: A Biography of the A40 by Edward Platt2000
Ghostwritten by David Mitchell1999
The Ugliest House in the World: Stories by Peter Ho Davies1998
Eclipse of the Sun by Phil Whitaker1997
Heading Inland by Nicola Barker1996
Motel Nirvana: Dreaming of the New Age in the American Desert by Melanie McGrath1995
What a Carve Up! by Jonathan Coe1994
On Foot to the Golden Horn: A Walk to Istanbul by Jason Goodwin1993
Sweet Thames by Matthew Kneale1993
Night Geometry and the Garscadden Trains by A. L. Kennedy1991
Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius by Ray Monk1990
Sylvia Townsend Warner: A Biography by Claire Harman1989
The March Fence by Matthew Yorke1988
The Passion by Jeanette Winterson1987
Loving Roger by Tim Parks1986
Dangerous Play: Poems, 1974-84 by Andrew Motion1984
The Slow Train to Milan by Lisa St. Aubin de Terán1983
An Ice-Cream War by William Boyd1982
The Laird of Abbotsford: A View of Sir Walter Scott by A. N. Wilson1981
The Diamonds at the Bottom of the Sea and Other Stories by Desmond Hogan1980
The Shining Mountain by Peter Boardman1979
The Sweets of Pimlico by A. N. Wilson1978
Vorticism and abstract art in the first machine age by Richard Cork1977
Knuckle by David Hare1975
Carnforth's Creation by Tim Jeal1975
The Girl Who Passed for Normal by Hugh Fleetwood1974
A Warm Gun by Peter Smalley1973
The Albatross by Susan Hill1972
Fireflies by Shiva Naipaul1971
The People's War: Britain, 1939-45 by Angus Calder1970
Without a City Wall by Melvyn Bragg1969
The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter1968
The Millstone by Margaret Drabble1966
The seahorse by Anthony Masters1966
The White Father by Julian Mitchell1965
Up the Junction by Nell Dunn1964
An Introduction to the House of Commons by Robert Rhodes James1962
Flight into Camden by David Storey1961
At Fever Pitch by David Caute1960
A Long Way From London and Other Stories by Dan Jacobson1959
The Mystic Masseur by V. S. Naipaul1958
The Room on the Roof by Ruskin Bond1957
Voices Under the Window by John Hearne1956
The Beautiful Visit by Elizabeth Jane Howard1951
Adventure Lit Their Star by Kenneth Allsop1950
Maidens' Trip: A Wartime Adventure on the Grand Union Canal by Emma Smith1949
The Wind Cannot Read by Richard Mason1948
Moondrop to Gascony by Anne-Marie Walters1947
My Bird Sings by Oriel Malet1946
The Sea Eagle by James Aldridge1945

Shortlist 40

WorkYear
Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference by Cordelia Fine2010
Corrag: A Novel by Susan Fletcher2010
Black Mamba Boy by Nadifa Mohamed2010
Bomber County: The Poetry of a Lost Pilot's War by Daniel Swift2010
The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie2009
Between the Assassinations by Aravind Adiga2009
The Striped World by Emma Jones2009
Six Months in Sudan: A Young Doctor in a War-Torn Village by James Maskalyk2009
Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal by Tristram Stuart2009
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga2008
The Broken Word by Adam Foulds2008
The Bloody White Baron: The Extraordinary Story of the Russian Nobleman Who Became the Last Khan of Mongolia by James Palmer2008
God's Own Country by Ross Raisin2008
Selling Your Father's Bones: America's 140-Year War against the Nez Perce Tribe by Brian Schofield2008
The Prince of the Marshes: And Other Occupational Hazards of a Year in Iraq by Rory Stewart2007
Blood Kin by Ceridwen Dovey2006
Inglorious by Joanna Kavenna2006
The Wild Places by Robert Macfarlane2006
Joshua Spassky by Gwendoline Riley2006
Tokyo Cancelled by Rana Dasgupta2005
The Short Day Dying by Peter Hobbs2005
State of the Prisons by Sinéad Morrissey2005
Newfoundland by Rebbecca Ray2005
Gem Squash Tokoloshe by Rachel Zadok2005
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie2004
The Broken String: The Last Words of an Extinct People by Neil Bennun2004
The Afterglow by Anthony Cartwright2004
Some Great Thing by Colin McAdam2004
The Places In Between by Rory Stewart2004
The Hunter by Julia Leigh2000
The Book of Love by Roddy Lumsden2000
Hungry for Home: Leaving the Blaskets: A Journey from the Edge of Ireland by Cole Moreton2000
Our Fathers by Andrew O'Hagan2000
Pobby and Dingan by Ben Rice2000
Pobby and Dingan / Specks in the Sky by Ben Rice2000
White Teeth by Zadie Smith2000
From the Holy Mountain: A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium by William Dalrymple1998
Slattern by Kate Clanchy1997
In Xanadu: A Quest by William Dalrymple1990
A Pocketful of Rye [anthology] by Anthony Masters1964

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The John Llewellyn Rhys Prize is a literary prize awarded annually for the best work of literature (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama) by an author from the Commonwealth aged 35 or under, written in English and published in the United Kingdom. The prize was initiated in 1942 by Jane Oliver in memory of her husband John Llewellyn Rhys, a young author who was killed on 5 August 1940 while serving as a bomber pilot in the Royal Air Force. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Llewellyn_Rhys_Prize (English, Member-written)
discontinued (Russian, Member-written)

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