Awards: SIBA's Southern Book Finalists; Wolfson History Shortlist

The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance has determined finalists for the 2018 Southern Book Prize. This year features 30 titles across eight categories that have been selected as representing the best in Southern literature. The finalists will be sent to juried panels of booksellers, who will select winners in each category. Winners will be announced July 4, "Independents Day." Check out this year's Southern Book Prize finalists here.


A shortlist has been unveiled for the £40,000 (about $56,775) Wolfson History Prize, "recognizing and celebrating books which combine excellence in historical research with readability for a general audience." Each shortlisted author receives £4,000 (about $5,680). The winner will be announced June 4. This year's finalists are:

Out of China: How the Chinese Ended the Era of Western Domination by Robert Bickers
The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine by Lindsey Fitzharris
A Deadly Legacy: German Jews and the Great War by Tim Grady
Black Tudors: The Untold Story by Miranda Kaufmann
Heretics and Believers: A History of the English Reformation by Peter Marshall
Heligoland: Britain, Germany and the Struggle for the North Sea by Jan Rüger

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