Book Prizes in Glasgow Libraries
Carnegie and Greenaway News
The Top UK children's book prizes, voted for by a panel of librarians. The Carnegie Medal goes to the 'most outstanding children's book' of the year and has been won by Patrick Ness for Monsters of Men, a dark story set in a dystopian future. The sister award, the Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration, went to Graeme Baker-Smith for his picture book, FArTHER.
The Man Booker Prize
The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, first awarded in 1969, promotes the finest in fiction by rewarding the very best book of the year.
This years Man Booker Prize winner is Hilary Mantel, Bringing Up The Bodies. Find out more.
The Orange Prize for Fiction 2010
Launched in 1996, the prize celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women's writing from throughout the world.
American author Madeline Miller won the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction with her debut novel The Song of Achilles. Find out more.
Costa Book Awards
The Costa Book Awards started life in 1971 as the Whitbread Literary Awards. They became the Whitbread Book Awards in 1985 and then changed their name again in 2006, when Costa took over.
It's unique in having five categories: First Novel, Novel, Biography, Poetry and Children's Book.
The 2011 Costa Book of the Year was Pure by Andrew Miller for Pure (Sceptre). Find out more.
Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year
The Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year award was established in 1982 and is open to authors of Scottish descent or living in Scotland, or for a book by anyone which deals with a Scottish topic.
The Saltire Society 2011 Scottish Book of the Year was awarded to Life in Pictures by Alasdair Gray. Find out more.