Somerset Maugham Award

Somerset Maugham Award – brytyjska nagroda literacka, przyznawana corocznie w maju przez związek zawodowy pisarzy Society of Authors. Laureatem jest mający mniej niż 35 lat autor lub autorka książki wydanej w roku poprzednim. Nagrodę ustanowił w 1947 pisarz William Somerset Maugham, stąd jej nazwa. Obecnie każdy z laureatów otrzymuje 6000 funtów, które ma wydać na podróże zagraniczne; całkowity fundusz wynosi 12000 funtów rocznie.

Somerset Maugham Award
Nagroda za

najlepszą książkę dla autora mającego mniej niż 35 lat

Przyznawana przez

Society of Authors


 Wielka Brytania

Pierwsze rozdanie


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Od 1964 jury wybiera zazwyczaj kilku laureatów. W 1975 i 2012 nagrody nie przyznano. Dwukrotnie zdarzyło się, że wygrał syn laureata z lat wcześniejszych: Martin Amis jest synem Kingsleya Amisa, a Mathew KnealeNigela Kneale’a.

Pełna lista laureatówEdytuj

Rok Autor Książka
1947 A.L. Barker Innocents
1948 Percy Howard Newby Journey to the Interior
1949 Hamish Henderson Elegies for the Dead in Cyrenaica
1950 Nigel Kneale Tomato Cain & Other Stories
1951 Roland Camberton Scamp
1952 Francis King The Dividing Stream
1953 Emyr Humphreys Hear and Forgive
1954 Doris Lessing Mrowisko (Five Short Novels)
1955 Kingsley Amis Jim szczęściarz (Lucky Jim)
1956 Elizabeth Jennings A Way of Looking
1957 George Lamming In the Castle of My Skin
1958 John Wain Preliminary Essays
1959 Thom Gunn A Sense Of Movement
1960 Ted Hughes The Hawk in the Rain
1961 V.S. Naipaul Nasza ulica (Miguel Street)
1962 Hugh Thomas The Spanish Civil War
1963 David Storey Flight Into Camden
1964 Dan Jacobson Time of Arrival
John le Carré Ze śmiertelnego zimna (The Spy Who Came In From the Cold, także jako Uciec z zimna)
1965 Peter Everett Negatives
1966 Michael Frayn The Tin Men
Julian Mitchell The White Father
1967 Bryan Stanley Johnson Trał (Trawl)
Andrew Sinclair The Better Half
1968 Paul Bailey At the Jerusalem
Seamus Heaney Death of a Naturalist
1969 Angela Carter Several Perceptions
1970 Jane Gaskell A Sweet Sweet Summer
Piers Paul Read Monk Dawson
1971 Susan Hill Jestem królem zamku (I'm the King of the Castle)
Richard Barber Rycerze i rycerskość (The Knight and Chivalry)
Michael Hastings Tussy Is Me
1972 Douglas Dunn Wyprowadzka z Terry Street (Terry Street)
Gillian Tindall Fly Away Home
1973 Peter Prince Play Things
Paul Strathern A Season in Abyssinia
Jonathan Street Prudence Dictates
1974 Martin Amis Papiery Racheli (The Rachel Papers)
1975 Nie przyznano
1976 Dominic Cooper The Dead of Winter
Ian McEwan Pierwsza miłość, ostatnie posługi (First Love, Last Rites)
1977 Richard Holmes Shelley: The Pursuit
1978 Tom Paulin A State of Justice
Nigel Williams My Life Closed Twice
1979 Helen Hodgman Jack & Jill
Sara Maitland Daughter of Jerusalem
1980 Max Hastings Bomber Command
Christopher Reid Arcadia
Humphrey Carpenter Inklingowie (The Inklings)
1981 Julian Barnes Metroland
Clive Sinclair Hearts of Gold
A.N. Wilson The Healing Art
1982 William Boyd A Good Man in Africa
Adam Mars-Jones Lantern Lecture
1983 Lisa St Aubin de Teran Keepers of the House
1984 Peter Ackroyd The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde
Timothy Garton Ash Polska rewolucja: Solidarność (The Polish Revolution: Solidarity)
Sean O’Brien The Indoor Park
1985 Blake Morrison Dark Glasses
Jeremy Reed By the Fisheries
Jane Rogers Her Living Image
1986 Patricia Ferguson Family Myths and Legends
Adam Nicolson Frontiers
Tim Parks Tongues of Flame
1987 Stephen Gregory Kormoran (The Cormorant)
Janni Howker Isaac Campion
Andrew Motion The Lamberts
1988 Jimmy Burns The Land That Lost Its Heroes
Carol Ann Duffy Selling Manhattan
Matthew Kneale Whore Banquets
1989 Rupert Christiansen Romantic Affinities
Alan Hollinghurst Klub Koryncki (The Swimming Pool Library)
Deirdre Madden The Birds of the Innocent Wood
1990 Mark Hudson Our Grandmothers' Drums
Sam North The Automatic Man
Nicholas Shakespeare The Vision of Elena Silves
1991 Peter Benson The Other Occupant
Lesley Glaister Honour Thy Father
Helen Simpson Four Bare Legs in a Bed
1992 Geoff Dyer But Beautiful
Lawrence Norfolk Słownik Lempriere'a (Lemprière's Dictionary)
Gerard Woodward Householder
1993 Dea Birkett Jella
Duncan McLean Bucket of Tongues
Glyn Maxwell Out of the Rain
1994 Jackie Kay Other Lovers
A.L. Kennedy Looking For the Possible Dance
Philip Marsden Crossing Place
1995 Patrick French Younghusband
Simon Garfield The End of Innocence
Kathleen Jamie The Queen of Sheba
Laura Thompson The Dogs
1996 Katherine Pierpoint Truffle Beds
Alan Warner Morvern Callar
1997 Rhidian Brook The Testimony of Taliesin Jones
Kate Clanchy Slattern
Philip Hensher Kitchen Venom
Francis Spufford I May Be Some Time
1998 Rachel Cusk The Country Life
Jonathan Rendall This Bloody Mary Is the Last Thing I Own
Kate Summerscale The Queen of Whale Cay
Robert Twigger Angry White Pyjamas
1999 Andrea Ashworth Pożar w moim domu (Once in a House on Fire)
Paul Farley The Boy from the Chemist is Here to See You
Giles Foden Ostatni król Szkocji (The Last King of Scotland)
Jonathan Freedland Bring Home the Revolution
2000 Bella Bathurst The Lighthouse Stevensons
Sarah Waters Niebanalna więź (Affinity)
2001 Edward Platt Leadville–A Biography of the A40
Ben Rice Pobby i Dingan (Pobby And Dingan)
2002 Charlotte Hobson Black Earth City
Marcel Theroux The Confessions of Mycroft Holmes: a paper chase
2003 William Fiennes The Snow Geese
Hari Kunzru Impresjonista (The Impressionist)
Jon McGregor If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things
2004 Charlotte Mendelson Daughters of Jerusalem
Mark Blayney Two Kinds of Silence
Robert Macfarlane Mountains of the Mind
2005 Justin Hill Passing Under Heaven
Maggie O’Farrell Ten dystans między nami (The Distance Between Us)
2006 Chris Cleave Drogi Osamo (Incendiary)
Zadie Smith O pięknie (On Beauty)
Owen Sheers Skirrid Hill
2007 Horatio Clare Running For The Hills
James Scudamore The Amnesia Clinic
2008 Steven Hall Pożeracz myśli (The Raw Shark Texts)
Nick Laird On Purpose
Gwendoline Riley Joshua Spassky
Adam Thirlwell Miss Herbert
2009 Adam Foulds The Broken Word
Alice Albinia Empires of the Indus
Rodge Glass Alasdair Gray: A Secretary's Biography
Henry Hitchings The Secret Life of Words
Thomas Leveritt The Exchange-Rate Between Love and Money
Helen Walsh Once Upon a Time in England
2010 Jacob Polley Talk of the Town
Helen Oyeyemi White is for Witching
Ben Wilson What Price Liberty?
2011 Miriam Gamble The Squirrels Are Dead
Alexandra Harris Romantic Moderns
Adam O’Riordan In the Flesh
2012 Nie przyznano
2013 Ned Beauman The Teleportation Accident
Abi Curtis The Glass Delusion
Joe Stretch The Adult
Lucy Wood Diving Belles
2014 Nadifa Mohamed The Orchard of Lost Souls
Daisy Hildyard Hunters in the Snow Grass
Amy Sackville Orkney
2015 Jonathan Beckman How to Ruin a Queen: Marie Antoinette, the Stolen Diamonds and the Scandal that Shook the French Throne
Liz Berry Black Country
Ben Brooks Lolito
Zoe Pilger Eat My Heart Out
2016 Jessie Greengrass An Account Of The Decline Of The Great Auk, According To One Who Saw It
Daisy Hay Mr & Mrs Disraeli: A Strange Romance
Andrew McMillan Physical
Thomas Morris We Don't Know What We're Doing
Jack Underwood Happiness
2017 Edmund Gordon The Invention of Angela Carter
Melissa Lee-Houghton Sunshine
Martin MacInnes Infinite Ground
2018 Kayo Chingonyi Kumukanda
Fiona Mozley Elmet
Miriam Nash All the Prayers in the House
2019 Raymond Antrobus The Perseverance
Damian Le Bas The Stopping Places
Phoebe Power Shrines of Upper Austria
Nell Stevens Mrs Gaskell and Me
2020 Alex Allison The Art of the Body
Oliver Soden Michael Tippet: The Biography
Roseanne Watt Moder Dy
Amrou Al-Kadhi My Life as a Unicorn
2021 Lamorna Ash Dark, Salt, Clear
Isabelle Baafi Ripe
Akeem Balogun The Storm
Graeme Armstrong The Young Team
2022 Stephanie Sy-Quia Amnion
Tice Cin Keeping the House
Lucia Osborne-Crowley My Body Keeps Your Secrets
Caleb Azumah Nelson Open Water
Maia Elsner Overrun by Wild Boars



  1. Society of Authors' Awards, The Society of Authors [dostęp 2020-09-10].