Benjamin Myers has won the £25,000 (about $33,145) Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction for The Gallows Pole, a novelization of the story of the Cragg Vale Coiners.
The winners in the 25 categories of the 2018 PubWest Book Design Awards have been announced and can be seen here. The overall Judges' Choice Award, selected from among the winners in each of the categories, is The Language of Family: Stories of Bonds and Belonging, edited by Michelle van der Merwe (Royal British Columbia Museum).
The 2018 Maine Literary Awards, sponsored by the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance, have been given in 18 categories, including three youth awards. Winners can be viewed here.
The longlist for the 2018 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize has been announced and can be seen here. The shortlist will be revealed in September, and the winner announced on December 11.