Previous winners of the Betty Trask Prize and Awards

2019
Prize Winner: James Clarke for The Litten Path (Salt) £10,000
Award Winners:
Samuel Fisher for The Chameleon (Salt) £2,700
Imogen Hermes Gowar for The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock (Harvill Secker) £2,700
Ruqaya Izzidien for The Watermelon Boys (Hoopoe Fiction / AUC Press) £2,700
Daisy Lafarge for Paul (Unpublished) £2,700
Rebecca Ley for Sweet Fruit, Sour Land (Sandstone Press) £2,700
Sophie Mackintosh for The Water Cure (Hamish Hamilton) £2,700
 
2018
Prize Winner: Omar Robert Hamilton for The City Always Wins (Faber) £10,000
Award Winners:
Sarah Day for Mussolini's Island (Tinder Press) £3,250
Clare Fisher for All the Good Things (Viking) £3,250
Eli Goldstone for Strange Heart Beating (Granta Books) £3,250
Lloyd Markham for Bad Ideas\Chemicals (Parthian) £3,250
Masande Ntshanga for The Reactive (Jacaranda) £3,250
 
2017
Prize winner: Daniel Shand for Fallow (Sandstone Press) £10,000
Award winners:
Rowan Hisayo Buchanan for Harmless Like You (Hodder & Stoughton) £3,000
Elnathan John for Born on a Tuesday (Cassava Republic) £3,000
Kathleen Jowittt for Speak Its Name (self-published) £3,000
Rob McCarthy for The Hollow Men (Hodder & Stoughton) £3,000
Barney Norris for Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain (Transworld) £3,000
 
2016
Prize winner: Alex Christofi for Glass (Serpents Tail) £10,000
Award winners: 
Irenosen Okojie for Butterfly Fish (Jacaranda Books Art Music) £5,000
Natasha Pulley for The Watchmaker of Filigree Street (Bloomsbury Circus) £5,000
Lucy Wood for Weathering (Bloomsbury) £5,000
 
2015 
Prize winner: Ben Fergusson for The Spring of Kasper Meier (Little, Brown) £10,000
Award winners:
Emma Healey for Elizabeth is Missing (Viking) £5,000
Zoe Pilger for Eat My Heart Out (Serpent’s Tail) £5,000
Simon Wroe for Chop Chop (Viking) £5,000
 
2014 
Prize winner: Nathan Filer for The Shock of the Fall (HarperCollins) £10,000
Award winners
NoViolet Bulawayo for We Need New Names (Chatto) £3,750
Sam Byers for Idiopathy (Fourth Estate) £3,750
Mave Fellowes for Chaplin and Company (Jonathan Cape) £3,750 
Matt Greene for Ostrich (Weidenfeld) £3,750
 
2013 
Prize winner: Grace McCleen for The Land of Decoration (Chatto and Windus) £8,000
Award winners:
Chibundu Onuzo for The Spider King's Daughter (Faber) £7,000
Francesca Segal for The Innocents (Chatto and Windus) £2,500
Will Wiles for Care of Wooden Floors (Fourth Estate) £2,500
 
2012 
Prize winner: David Whitehouse for Bed (Canongate) £8,000
Award winners: 
Kalinda Ashton for The Danger Game (Tindal Street Press) £3,000
Elizabeth Day for Scissors, Paper, Stone (Bloomsbury) £3,000 
Annabel Pitcher for My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece (Orion/Indigo) £3,000
Emma Jane Unsworth for Hungry, the Stars and Everything (The Hidden Gem Press) £3,000
 
2011 
Prize winner: Anjali Joseph for Saraswati Park (Fourth Estate) £10,000 
Award winners: 
Laura Barton for Twenty-One Locks (Quercus) £6,000
Simon Lelic Rupture (Picador) £2,500
Robert Williams for Luke and Jon (Faber) £2,500
 
2010 
Prize winner: Nadifa Mohamed for Black Mamba Boy (HarperCollins) £10,000
Award winners:
Evie Wyld for After the Fire, a Still Small Voice (Jonathan Cape) £7,000
Jenn Ashworth for A Kind of Intimacy (Arcadia) £1,500
Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani for I Do Not Come to You by Chance (Weidenfeld) £1,500
 
2009 
Prize winner: Samantha Harvey for The Wilderness (Jonathan Cape) £12,000
Award Winner: Eleanor Catton for The Rehearsal (Granta) £8,000
 
2008
David Szalay London and the South-East (Jonathan Cape) £10,000 
Ross Raisin God's Own Country (Viking) £6,000 
Thomas Leveritt The Exchange Rate Between Love and Money (Harvill Secker) £2,000 
Anna Ralph The Floating Island (Arrow Books) £2,000
 
2007 
Will Davis for My Side of the Story (Bloomsbury) £10,000 
Adam Foulds for The Truth About These Strange Times (Weidenfeld) £2,500 
Cynan Jones for The Long Dry (Parthian) £2,500 
Julie Maxwell for You Can Live Forever (Jonathan Cape) £2,500 
Karen Mcleod for In Search of the Missing Eyelash (Jonathan Cape) £2,500
 
2006
Nick Laird for Utterly Monkey (Fourth Estate/Harper Perennial) £10,000 
Peter Hobbs for The Short Day Dying (Faber & Faber) £5,000 
Nicola Monaghan for The Killing Jar (Chatto & Windus) £5,000
 
2005
Susan Fletcher for Eve Green (Fourth Estate) £16,000 
Helen Walsh for Brass (Canongate) £2,000
Diana Evans for 26a (Chatto & Windus) £2,000
 
2004
Louise Dean for Becoming Strangers (Scribner) £8,000 
Hannah MacDonald for The Sun Road (Little, Brown) £6,000 
Anthony Cartwright for The Afterglow (Tindal Street Press) £3,000 
Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi for The Last Song of Dusk (Weidenfeld & Nicolson) £3,000
 
2003
Jon McGregor for If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things (Bloomsbury) £10,000 
Sarah Hall for Haweswater (Faber and Faber) £6,000 
Stephanie Merritt for Gaveston (Faber and Faber) £4,000
Elizabeth Garner for Nightdancing (Headline) £2,000 
Zoe Strachan for Negative Space (Picador) £2,000
Adam Thirlwell for Politics (Jonathan Cape) £1,000
 
2002
Hari Kunzru for The Impressionist (Hamish Hamilton) £8,000 
Rachel Seiffert for The Dark Room (William Heinemann) £5,000 
Shamim Sarif for The World Unseen (The Women’s Press) £4,000 
Helen Cross for My Summer of Love (Bloomsbury) £2,000 
Chloe Hooper for A Child’s Book of True Crime (Jonathan Cape) £2,000 
Susanna Jones for The Earthquake Bird (Picador) £2,000 
Gwendoline Riley for Cold Water (Jonathan Cape) £2,000
 
2001
Zadie Smith for White Teeth (Hamish Hamilton) £6,000 
Justin Hill for The Drink and Dream Teahouse (Weidenfeld & Nicolson) £5,000 
Maggie O’Farrell for After You’d Gone (Headline Review) £5,000 
Vivien Kelly for Take One Young Man (Arrow) £4,000 
Mohsin Hamid for Moth Smoke (Granta) £2,500 
Patrick Neate for Musungu Jim and the Great Chief Tuloko (Penguin) £2,500
 
2000
Jonathan Tulloch for The Season Ticket (Jonathan Cape) £10,000 
Julia Leigh for The Hunter (Faber and Faber) £7,000 
Susan Elderkin for Sunset Over Chocolate Mountains (Fourth Estate) £4,000 
Galaxy CrazeBy for The Shore (Jonathan Cape) £2,000 
Nicholas Griffin for The Requiem Shark (Little, Brown) £2,000
 
1999
Elliot Perlman for Three Dollars (Faber and Faber) £7,000 
Catherine Chidgey for In a Fishbone Church (Picador Macmillan) £6,000 
Giles Foden for The Last King of Scotland (Faber and Faber) £4,000 
Dennis Bock for Olympia (Bloomsbury) £3,000 
Rajeev Balasubramanyam for In Beautiful Disguises (unpublished MS, to be published by Bloomsbury) £2,500 
Sarah Waters for Tipping the Velvet (Virago) £1,000
 
1998
Kiran Desai for Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard (Faber and Faber) £10,000 
Nick Earls for Zigzag Street (Macmillan) £8,000 
Phil Whitaker for Eclipse of the Sun (Phoenix House) £5,000 
Gail Anderson-Dargatz for The Cure for Death by Lighting (Virago) £1,000 
Tobias Hill for Underground (unpublished) £1,000
 
1997
Alex Garland for The Beach (Viking) £12,000 
Josie Barnard for Poker Face (Virago) £5,000 
Ardashir Vakil for Beach Boy (Hamish Hamilton) £5,000
Diran Adebayo for Some Kind of Black (Virago) £1,500
Sanjida O’Connell for Theory of Mind (Black Swan) £1,500
 
1996
John Lanchester for The Debt to Pleasure (Macmillan) £8,000 
Meera Syal for Anita and Me (Flamingo) £7,000 
Rhidian Brook for The Testimony of Taliesin Jones (Flamingo) £5,000 
Louis Caron Buss for The Luxury of Exile (Jonathan Cape) £5,000
 
1995
Robert Newman for Dependence Day (Century) £10,000 
Mark Behr for The Smell of Apples (Little, Brown) £8,000 
Martina Evans for Midnight Feast (unpublished, MS accepted by Heinemann) £3,000 
Rohit Manchanda for A Speck of Coaldust (unpublished) £1,000 
Juliet Thomas for Hallelujah Jordan (unpublished) £1,000 
Philippa Walshe for The Latecomer (unpublished) £1,000 
Madeleine Wickham for The Tennis Party (Black Swan) £1,000
 
1994
Colin Bateman for Divorcing Jack (proof, HarperCollins) £12,000 
Nadeem Aslam for Season of the Rainbirds (Andre Deutsch) £10,000 
Guy Burt for After the Hole (Transworld) £1,000 
Frances Liardet for The Game (Macmillan) £1,000 
Jonathan Rix for Some Hope (Andre Deutsch) £1,000
 
1993
Mark Blackaby for You’ll Never be Here Again (Gollancz) £10,000 
Andrew Cowan for Pig (Michael Joseph) £7,000 
Simon Corrigan for Tommy Was Here (Andre Deutsch) £5,000 
Joanna Briscoe for Mothers and Other Lovers (Phoenix) £2,000 
Olivia Fane for Landing on Clouds (Mandarin) £2,000
 
1992
Liane Jones for The Dream Stone (Heinemann) £10,000 
Peter M Rosenburg for Kissing Through a Pane of Glass (Simon & Schuster) £5,000 
Tibor Fischer for Under the Frog (Polygon) £3,000 
Eugene Mullan for The Last of His Line (unpublished) £3,000 
Edward St Aubyn for Never Mind (Heinemann) £3,000
 
1991
Amit Chaudhuri for A Strange and Sublime Address (Heinemann) £10,000 
Mark Swallow for Teaching Little Fang (Macmillan) £7,000 
Suzannah Dunn for Quite Contrary (Sinclair Stevenson) £2,000 
Lesley Glaister for Honour Thy Father (Secker & Warburg) £2,000 
Nino Ricci for Lives of the Saints (W H Allen) £2,000 
Simon Mason for The Great English Nude (Constable) £2,000
 
1990
Robert McLiam for Wilson Ripley Bogle (Andre Deutsch) £16,000 
Elizabeth Chadwick for The Wild Hunt (Michael Joseph) £3,000 
Rosemary Cohen for No Strange Land (unpublished) £3,000 
Nicholas Shakespeare for The Vision of Elena Silves (Collins Harvill) £3,000
 
1989
Nigel Watts for The Life Game (Hodder & Stoughton) £10,000 
William Riviere for Watercolour Sky (Hodder & Stoughton) £5,000 
Paul Houghton for Harry’s Last Wedding (unpublished) £2,000 
Alasdair McKee for Uncle Henry’s Last Stand (Chatto & Windus) £2,000
 
1988
Alex Martin for The General Interruptor MS (Viking/Penguin) £6,500 
Candia McWilliam for A Case of Knives (Bloomsbury) £6,500 
Georgina Andrewes for Behind the Waterfall (Pandora Press) £2,000 
James Friel for Left of North (Macmillan) £2,000 
Glenn Patterson for Burning Your Own (Chatto & Windus) £2,000
Susan Webster for Small Tales of a Town (Simon & Schuster) £2,000
 
1987
James Maw for Hard Luck (Quartet Books) £8,000 
Peter Benson for The Levels (proof, Constable) £4,500 
Helen Flint for Return Journey (proof, Heinemann) £4,500 
Catherine Arnold for Lost Time (Hodder & Stoughton) £1,000 
H S Bhabra for Gestures (Michael Joseph) £1,000 
Lucy Pinney for The Pink Stallion (proof, Hodder & Stoughton) £1,000
 
1986 
Tim Parks for Tongues of Flames (Heinemann) £9,000 
Patricia Ferguson for Family, Myths and Legends (Deutsch) £4,500 
Philippa Blake for Mzungu’s Wife (MS, Bodley Head) £1,000 
Matthew Kneale for Whore Banquets accepted (MS, Gollancz) £1,000 
J F McLaughlin for The Road to Dilmun (unpublished) £1,000
Kate Saunders for The Prodigal Father (proof, Jonathan Cape) £1,000
 
1985
Susan Kay for Legacy (accepted MS Bodley Head) £12,500 
Gary Armitage for A Season of Peace (proof, Secker & Warburg) £1,000 
Elizabeth Ironside for A Very Private Enterprise (Hodder & Stoughton) £1,000
Alice Mitchell for Instead of Eden (MS, W H Allen) £1,000 
Caroline Stickland for The Standing Hills (MS, Gollancz) £1,000 
George Schweiz for The Earth Abides For Ever (unpublished) £1,000
 
1984
Ronald Frame for Winter Journey (accepted MS Bodley Head) £6,750 
Clare Nonhebel for Cold Showers (MS, Century Hutchinson) £6,750 
James Buchan for A Parish of Rich Women (accepted MS Hamish Hamilton) £1,000 
Helen Harris for Playing Fields in Winter (MS, Century Hutchinson) £1,000
Gareth Jones for The Disinherited (Gollancz) £1,000 
Simon Rees for The Devil's Looking Glass (MS, Methuen) £1,000