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The CILIP Carnegie Medal
Awarded annually to the writer of an outstanding book for children. It was established by in 1936.
The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal
Established in 1955, for distinguished illustration in a book for children. It is named after the popular nineteenth century artist known for her fine children's illustrations and designs.
Costa Book Awards
James Tait Black Prizes
Established in 1919, this is Britain's oldest literary award.
The Man Booker Prize
Nobel Prize in Literature
The Pulitzer Prizes
The Rathbones Folio Prize
Awarded to the best work of literature, regardless of form, written in English and published in a given year.
Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the year
Womens Prize for Fiction
Formerly the Orange Prize for Fiction
The Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Award for Non fiction
The Royal of Society Literature Ondaatje Prize
Audio Poetry Archives and Anthologies
BBC: Writers Room
Tips on script writing, and for finding out about opportunities and events for new writers.
An independent reading and writing charity that has been promoting books, reading and writing for more than 80 years.
London Writers Cafe
The Royal Society of Literature
The SF Hub
A subject research portal for Science Fiction scholars created by the University of Liverpool Library with help from the AHRC.
The Society of Authors
The Word Pool
The children’s book site for parents, teachers and writers.
Writers and Artists: the insider guide to the media
Site to accompany the printed Yearbook
The website for writers, authors, self-publishers, self-Publishing, freelance editors, designers literary agents.
British Library Archival Sound Recordings: accents and dialects
The British National Corpus (BNC)
A 100 million word collection of samples of written and spoken language
English Intonation in the British Isles:The IViE corpus
Contains recordings of nine urban dialects of English spoken in the British Isles
Online Etymology Dictionary
Online Etymology Dictionary - History and evolution of more than 30000 words, including slang and technical terms.
British Association for Applied Linguistics
Poetics and Linguistics Association
Guardian Books & Reviews
New York Times Books
The Independent: Books & Reviews
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