Somerset Maugham Award

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The Somerset Maugham Award er en britisk litteraturpris som deles ut i mai hvert år av Society of Authors. Den blir tildelt den eller de som ansees å være de beste forfatterne under 35 år som har utgitt en bok i det foregående året. Prisen ble innstiftet i 1947 av William Somerset Maugham og bærer hans navn. Prisen skal brukes på utenlandsreiser. Prispengene pr år er £12000. [1].

Siden 1964, har prisen vanligvis blitt delt mellom flere vinnere i det enkelte år. I 1975 ble prisen ikke delt ut. Prisen er to ganger blitt gitt til sønnen av en tidligere vinner: Kingsley Amis (vinner i 1955) var far til Martin Amis (1974), og Nigel Kneale (1950) far til Matthew Kneale (1988).

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W. Somerset Maugham
som innstiftet prisen
Ian McEwan,
prisvinner i 1976
John le Carré,
prisvinner i 1964
Doris Lessing,
prisvinner i 1954
Årstall Forfatter Original boktittel Norsk boktittel
2011 Miriam Gamble The Squirrels Are Dead
Alexandra Harris Romantic Moderns
Adam O’Riordan In the Flesh
2010 Jacob Polley Talk of the Town
Helen Oyeyemi White is for Witching
Ben Wilson What Price Liberty?
2009 Adam Foulds The Broken Word
Alice Albinia Empires of the Indus
Rodge Glass Alasdair Gray: A Secretary's Biography
Henry Hitchings The Secret Life of Words
Thomas Leveritt The Exchange Rate Between Love and Money
Helen Walsh Once Upon a Time in England
2008 Steven Hall The Raw Shark Texts Råhaitekster
Nick Laird On Purpose
Gwendoline Riley Joshua Spassky
Adam Thirlwell Miss Herbert
2007 Horatio Clare Running For The Hills
James Scudamore The Amnesia Clinic
2006 Chris Cleave Incendiary Kjære Osama
Zadie Smith On Beauty Om skjønnhet
Owen Sheers Skirrid Hill
2005 Justin Hill Passing Under Heaven
Maggie O'Farrell The Distance Between Us
2004 Charlotte Mendelson Daughters of Jerusalem
Mark Blayney Two Kinds of Silence
Robert Macfarlane Mountains of the Mind
2003 William Fiennes The Snow Geese
Hari Kunzru The Impressionist Den uekte
Jon McGregor If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things
2002 Charlotte Hobson Black Earth City
Marcel Theroux The Confessions of Mycroft Holmes: a paper chase
2001 Edward Platt Leadville—A Biography of the A40
Ben Rice Pobby And Dingan
2000 Bella Bathurst The Lighthouse Stevensons
Sarah Waters Affinity Sjelesøstre
1999 Andrea Ashworth Once in a House on Fire Ut av det brennende huset
Paul Farley The Boy from the Chemist is Here to See You
Giles Foden The Last King of Scotland
Jonathan Freedland Bring Home the Revolution
1998 Rachel Cusk The Country Life
Jonathan Rendall This Bloody Mary Is the Last Thing I Own
Kate Summerscale The Queen of Whale Cay
Robert Twigger Angry White Pyjamas
1997 Rhidian Brook The Testimony of Taliesin Jones
Kate Clanchy Slattern
Philip Hensher Kitchen Venom
Francis Spufford I May Be Some Time
1996 Katherine Pierpoint Truffle Beds
Alan Warner Morvern Callar
1995 Patrick French Younghusband
Simon Garfield The End of Innocence
Kathleen Jamie The Queen of Sheba
Laura Thompson The Dogs
1994 Jackie Kay Other Lovers
A. L. Kennedy Looking For the Possible Dance
Philip Marsden Crossing Place Armenia : mellom hammer og ambolt
1993 Dea Birkett Jella
Duncan McLean Bucket of Tongues
Glyn Maxwell Out of the Rain
1992 Geoff Dyer But Beautiful
Lawrence Norfolk Lemprière's Dictionary
Gerard Woodward Householder
1991 Peter Benson The Other Occupant
Lesley Glaister Honour Thy Father
Helen Simpson Four Bare Legs in a Bed
1990 Mark Hudson Our Grandmothers' Drums
Sam North The Automatic Man
Nicholas Shakespeare The Vision of Elena Silves Elena Silves' visjon
1989 Rupert Christiansen Romantic Affinities
Alan Hollinghurst The Swimming Pool Library
Deirdre Madden The Birds of the Innocent Wood I uskyldens skog
1988 Jimmy Burns The Land That Lost Its Heroes
Carol Ann Duffy Selling Manhattan
Matthew Kneale Whore Banquets
1987 Stephen Gregory The Cormorant
Janni Howker Isaac Campion
Andrew Motion The Lamberts
1986 Patricia Ferguson Family Myths and Legends
Adam Nicolson Frontiers
Tim Parks Tongues of Flame
1985 Blake Morrison Dark Glasses
Jeremy Reed By the Fisheries
Jane Rogers Her Living Image
1984 Peter Ackroyd The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde
Timothy Garton Ash The Polish Revolution: Solidarity
Sean O'Brien The Indoor Park
1983 Lisa St Aubin de Teran Keepers of the House
1982 William Boyd A Good Man in Africa
Adam Mars-Jones Lantern Lecture
1981 Julian Barnes Metroland
Clive Sinclair Hearts of Gold
A. N. Wilson The Healing Art
1980 Max Hastings Bomber Command
Christopher Reid Arcadia
Humphrey Carpenter The Inklings
1979 Helen Hodgman Jack & Jill
Sara Maitland Daughter of Jerusalem
1978 Tom Paulin A State of Justice
Nigel Williams My Life Closed Twice
1977 Richard Holmes Shelley: The Pursuit
1976 Dominic Cooper The Dead of Winter
Ian McEwan First Love, Last Rites Kjærlighetens handlinger: og andre noveller
1975 Gabriel Josipovici
1974 Martin Amis The Rachel Papers
1973 Peter Prince Play Things
Paul Strathern A Season in Abyssinia
Jonathan Street Prudence Dictates
1972 Douglas Dunn Terry Street
Gillian Tindall Fly Away Home
1971 Susan Hill I'm the King of the Castle
Richard Barber The Knight and Chivalry
Michael Hastings Tussy Is Me
1970 Jane Gaskell A Sweet Sweet Summer
Piers Paul Read Monk Dawson
1969 Angela Carter Several Perceptions
1968 Paul Bailey At The Jerusalem
Seamus Heaney Death of a Naturalist
1967 B. S. Johnson Trawl
Andrew Sinclair The Better Half
1966 Michael Frayn The Tin Men
Julian Mitchell The White Father
1965 Peter Everett Negatives
1964 Dan Jacobson Time of Arrival
John le Carré The Spy Who Came In From the Cold Spionen som kom inn fra kulden
1963 David Storey Flight Into Camden
1962 Hugh Thomas The Spanish Civil War
1961 V. S. Naipaul Miguel Street
1960 Ted Hughes The Hawk in the Rain
1959 Thom Gunn A Sense Of Movement
1958 John Wain Preliminary Essays
1957 George Lamming In the Castle of My Skin
1956 Elizabeth Jennings A Way of Looking
1955 Kingsley Amis Lucky Jim Lykkelige Jim
1954 Doris Lessing Five Short Novels
1953 Emyr Humphreys Hear and Forgive
1952 Francis King The Dividing Stream
1951 Roland Camberton Scamp
1950 Nigel Kneale Tomato Cain & Other Stories
1949 Hamish Henderson Elegies for the Dead in Cyrenaica
1948 P. H. Newby Journey to the Interior
1947 A. L. Barker Innocents

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