Experts warn that top books prizes are harming fiction | The Guardian

Cutting-edge British literary fiction risks being undermined by its growing reliance on a handful of powerful book prizes, a leading literary agent has warned. But the associated costs of entering the biggest awards mean independent publishers willing to take risks on “difficult” works without obvious marketing potential are being shut out of contention.

Via https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/jan/02/on-eve-of-costa-awards-experts-warn-that-top-books-prizes-are-harming-fiction?CMP=share_btn_fb

The Costa Book Awards 2017 | Category Winners

Not so long before Christmas, we brought news of the Costa Book Awards shortlist for 2016, some twenty titles for each of the five categories that will ultimately vie for the overall Costa Book of the Year 2016. Now that moment edges ever closer as we reveal those five vital category winners, unveiled only moments ago by the Costa Book Awards judging panel, chaired this year by historian and author Kate Williams.

https://www.waterstones.com/category/in-the-media/book-awards/the-costa-book-awards