Gordon Burn prize

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Hanif Abdurraqib wins the Gordon Burn prize for A Little Devil in America
The poet and essayist’s extraordinary collection on Black culture in the US is ‘simultaneously a joyous celebration and a crushing reproach’

Alison Flood

14, Oct, 2021 @9:00 PM

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Sam Byers and Salena Godden shortlisted for the Gordon Burn prize
Six fiction and nonfiction titles are in the running for the £5,000 prize, awarded to a work of ‘dazzlingly bold and forward-thinking’ literature

Lucy Knight

13, Aug, 2021 @9:28 AM

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Peter Pomerantsev's study of 'the war against reality' wins Gordon Burn prize
This Is Not Propaganda ranges across the world in its study of disinformation, and reveals how the author’s parents struggled as Soviet dissidents

Richard Lea

15, Oct, 2020 @8:45 PM

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Jesse Ball's 'strange and beautiful' Census wins Gordon Burn prize
Judges praise fable inspired by the author’s late brother as perfect match for prize’s ambition to reward writing ‘that dares to enter history’

Alison Flood

11, Oct, 2018 @9:30 PM

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David Szalay's 'unsparing' All That Man Is wins Gordon Burn prize
Booker-shortlisted author’s novel takes £5,000 award for its ‘darkly funny, marvellously observant’ stories

Alison Flood

07, Oct, 2016 @10:01 PM

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A Smell of Burning: The Story of Epilepsy by Colin Grant – review
An extraordinary, tender memoir about a beloved brother with epilepsy – a condition still beset by superstition and myth

Maggie Gee

21, Aug, 2016 @7:00 AM

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'Jimmy Savile was supremely controlling – of people and his myth'
Dan Davies, winner of the 2015 Gordon Burn prize, explains his long struggle to get to know the man behind the persona and write a true account of an appalling life

Dan Davies

20, Oct, 2015 @3:25 PM

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Why it’s right that a Jimmy Savile biography won this year’s Gordon Burn prize
Rejected by publishers until after Savile’s death, Dan Davies’s In Plain Sight: The Life and Lies of Jimmy Savile is a courageous account – Burn would have applauded it

Lee Brackstone

10, Oct, 2015 @7:30 AM

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Benjamin Myers claims inaugural Gordon Burn prize
Durham-born author's Pig Iron wins £5,000 award established to celebrate work echoing the 'fearless, interrogative' spirit of Burn

Liz Bury

21, Oct, 2013 @3:35 PM

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