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The Somerset Maugham Award is a British literary prize given each May by the Society of Authors. It is awarded to who they judge to be the best writer or writers under the age of thirty-five of a book published in the past year. The awards are not limited to fiction, though dramatic works are excluded from consideration.

151 facts:

Abi Curtis
   won the award for the book   
The Glass Delusion
2013
Adam Foulds
   won the award for the book   
The Broken Word
2009
Adam Mars-Jones
   won the award for the book   
Lantern Lecture
1982
Adam Nicolson
   won the award for the book   
Frontiers
1986
Adam O'Riordan
   won the award for the book   
In The Flesh
2011
Adam Thirlwell
   won the award for the book   
Miss Herbert
2008
A. L. Barker
   won the award for the book   
Innocents
1947
Alexandra Harris
   won the award for the book   
Romantic Moderns
2011
Alan Hollinghurst
   won the award for the book   
The Swimming Pool Library
1989
Alice Albania
   won the award for the book   
Empires Of The Indus
2009
A. L. Kennedy
   won the award for the book   
Looking For the Possible Dance
1994
Alan Warner
   won the award for the book   
Morvern Callar
1996
Amy Sackville
   won the award for the book   
Orkney
2014
Andrea Ashworth
   won the award for the book   
Once in a House on Fire
1999
Andrew Motion
   won the award for the book   
The Lamberts
1987
Andrew Sinclair
   won the award for the book   
The Better Half
1967
Angela Carter
   won the award for the book   
Several Perceptions
1969
A. N. Wilson
   won the award for the book   
The Healing Art
1981
Bella Bathurst
   won the award for the book   
The Lighthouse Stevensons
2000
Ben Brooks
   won the award for the book   
Lolito
2015
Ben Rice
   won the award for the book   
Pobby And Dingan
2001
Ben Wilson
   won the award for the book   
What Price Liberty?
2010
Blake Morrison
   won the award for the book   
Dark Glasses
1985
B. S. Johnson
   won the award for the book   
Trawl
1967
Carol Ann Duffy
   won the award for the book   
Selling Manhattan
1988
Charlotte Hobson
   won the award for the book   
Black Earth City
2002
Charlotte Mendelson
   won the award for the book   
Daughters of Jerusalem
2004
Chris Cleave
   won the award for the book   
Incendiary
2006
Christopher Reid
   won the award for the book   
Arcadia
1980
Clive Sinclair
   won the award for the book   
Hearts of Gold
1981
Daisy Hildyard
   won the award for the book   
Hunters In The Snow Grass
2014
David Storey
   won the award for the book   
Flight Into Camden
1963
Dea Birkett
   won the award for the book   
Jella
1993
Deirdre Madden
   won the award for the book   
The Birds of the Innocent Wood
1989
Dan Jacobson
   won the award for the book   
Time of Arrival
1964
Dominic Cooper
   won the award for the book   
The Dead of Winter
1976
Doris Lessing
   won the award for the book   
Five Short Novels
1954
Douglas Dunn
   won the award for the book   
Terry Street
1972
Duncan McLean
   won the award for the book   
Bucket of Tongues
1993
Edward Platt
   won the award for the book   
Leadville—A Biography of the A40
2001
Elizabeth Jennings
   won the award for the book   
A Way of Looking
1956
Emyr Humphreys
   won the award for the book   
Hear and Forgive
1953
Francis King
   won the award for the book   
The Dividing Stream
1952
Francis Spufford
   won the award for the book   
I May Be Some Time
1997
Geoff Dyer
   won the award for the book   
But Beautiful
1992
George Lamming
   won the award for the book   
In the Castle of My Skin
1957
Gerard Woodward
   won the award for the book   
Householder
1992
Giles Foden
   won the award for the book   
The Last King of Scotland
1999
Gillian Tindall
   won the award for the book   
Fly Away Home
1972
Glyn Maxwell
   won the award for the book   
Out of the Rain
1993
Gwendoline Riley
   won the award for the book   
Joshua Spassky
2008
Hamish Henderson
   won the award for the book   
Elegies for the Dead in Cyrenaica
1949
Hari Kunzru
   won the award for the book   
The Impressionist
2003
Helen Hodgman
   won the award for the book   
Jack & Jill
1979
Helen Oyeyemi
   won the award for the book   
White Is For Witching
2010
Helen Simpson
   won the award for the book   
Four Bare Legs in a Bed
1991
Helen Walsh
   won the award for the book   
Once Upon A Time In England
2009
Henry Hitchings
   won the award for the book   
The Secret Life Of Words
2009
Horatio Clare
   won the award for the book   
Running For The Hills
2007
Hugh Thomas
   won the award for the book   
The Spanish Civil War
1962
Humphrey Carpenter
   won the award for the book   
The Inklings
1980
Ian McEwan
   won the award for the book   
First Love, Last Rites
1976
Jackie Kay
   won the award for the book   
Other Lovers
1994
Jacob Polley
   won the award for the book   
Talk Of The Town
2010
James Scudamore
   won the award for the book   
The Amnesia Clinic
2007
Jane Gaskell
   won the award for the book   
A Sweet Sweet Summer
1970
Jane Rogers
   won the award for the book   
Her Living Image
1985
Janni Howker
   won the award for the book   
Isaac Campion
1987
Jeremy Reed
   won the award for the book   
By the Fisheries
1985
Jimmy Burns
   won the award for the book   
The Land That Lost Its Heroes
1988
Joe Stretch
   won the award for the book   
The Adult
2013
John Le Carré
   won the award for the book   
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold
1964
John Wain
   won the award for the book   
Preliminary Essays
1958
Jonathan Beckman
   won the award for the book   
How To Ruin A Queen
2015
Jonathan Freedland
   won the award for the book   
Bring Home the Revolution
1999
Jonathan Rendall
   won the award for the book   
This Bloody Mary Is the Last Thing I Own
1998
Jonathan Street
   won the award for the book   
Prudence Dictates
1973
Jon McGregor
   won the award for the book   
If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things
2003
Julian Barnes
   won the award for the book   
Metroland
1981
Julian Mitchell
   won the award for the book   
The White Father
1966
Justin Hill
   won the award for the book   
Passing Under Heaven
2005
Kate Clanchy
   won the award for the book   
Slattern
1997
Kate Summerscale
   won the award for the book   
The Queen of Whale Cay
1998
Katherine Pierpoint
   won the award for the book   
Truffle Beds
1996
Kathleen Jamie
   won the award for the book   
The Queen of Sheba
1995
Kingsley Amis
   won the award for the book   
Lucky Jim
1955
Laura Thompson
   won the award for the book   
The Dogs
1995
Lawrence Norfolk
   won the award for the book   
Lemprière's Dictionary
1992
Lesley Glaister
   won the award for the book   
Honour Thy Father
1991
Lisa St Aubin De Teran
   won the award for the book   
Keepers of the House
1983
Liz Berry
   won the award for the book   
Black Country
2015
Lucy Wood
   won the award for the book   
Diving Belles
2013
Maggie O'Farrell
   won the award for the book   
The Distance Between Us
2005
Marcel Theroux
   won the award for the book   
The Confessions of Mycroft Holmes: a Paper Chase
2002
Mark Blayney
   won the award for the book   
Two Kinds of Silence
2004
Mark Hudson
   won the award for the book   
Our Grandmothers' Drums
1990
Martin Amis
   won the award for the book   
The Rachel Papers
1974
Matthew Kneale
   won the award for the book   
Whore Banquets
1988
Max Hastings
   won the award for the book   
Bomber Command
1980
Michael Frayn
   won the award for the book   
The Tin Men
1966
Michael Hastings
   won the award for the book   
Tussy is Me
1971
Miriam Gamble
   won the award for the book   
The Squirrels Are Dead
2011
Nadifa Mohamed
   won the award for the book   
The Orchard Of Lost Souls
2014
Ned Beauman
   won the award for the book   
The Teleportation Accident
2013
Nicholas Shakespeare
   won the award for the book   
The Vision of Elena Silves
1990
Nick Laird
   won the award for the book   
On Purpose
2008
Nigel Kneale
   won the award for the book   
Tomato Cain & Other Stories
1950
Nigel Williams
   won the award for the book   
My Life Closed Twice
1978
Owen Sheers
   won the award for the book   
Skirrid Hill
2006
Patricia Ferguson
   won the award for the book   
Family Myths and Legends
1986
Patrick French
   won the award for the book   
Younghusband
1995
Paul Bailey
   won the award for the book   
At The Jerusalem
1968
Paul Farley
   won the award for the book   
The Boy from the Chemist is Here to See You
1999
Paul Strathern
   won the award for the book   
A Season in Abyssinia
1973
Peter Ackroyd
   won the award for the book   
The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde
1984
Peter Benson
   won the award for the book   
The Other Occupant
1991
Peter Everett
   won the award for the book   
Negatives
1965
Peter Prince
   won the award for the book   
Play Things
1973
Philip Hensher
   won the award for the book   
Kitchen Venom
1997
Philip Marsden
   won the award for the book   
Crossing Place
1994
P. H. Newby
   won the award for the book   
Journey to the Interior
1948
Piers Paul Read
   won the award for the book   
Monk Dawson
1970
Rachel Cusk
   won the award for the book   
The Country Life
1998
Rhidian Brook
   won the award for the book   
The Testimony of Taliesin Jones
1997
Richard Barber
   won the award for the book   
The Knight and Chivalry
1971
Richard Holmes
   won the award for the book   
Shelley: The Pursuit
1977
Robert Macfarlane
   won the award for the book   
Mountains of the Mind
2004
Robert Twigger
   won the award for the book   
Angry White Pyjamas
1998
Rodge Glass
   won the award for the book   
Alasdair Gray: A Secretary's Biography
2009
Roland Camberton
   won the award for the book   
Scamp
1951
Rupert Christiansen
   won the award for the book   
Romantic Affinities
1989
Sam North
   won the award for the book   
The Automatic Man
1990
Sarah Waters
   won the award for the book   
Affinity
2000
Sara Maitland
   won the award for the book   
Daughter of Jerusalem
1979
Seamus Heaney
   won the award for the book   
Death of a Naturalist
1968
Sean O'Brien
   won the award for the book   
The Indoor Park
1984
Simon Garfield
   won the award for the book   
The End of Innocence
1995
Stephen Gregory
   won the award for the book   
The Cormorant
1987
Steven Hall
   won the award for the book   
The Raw Shark Texts
2008
Susan Hill
   won the award for the book   
I'm the King of the Castle
1971
Ted Hughes
   won the award for the book   
The Hawk in the Rain
1960
Thomas Leveritt
   won the award for the book   
The Exchange Rate Between Love And Money
2009
Thom Gunn
   won the award for the book   
A Sense Of Movement
1959
Timothy Garton Ash
   won the award for the book   
The Polish Revolution: Solidarity
1984
Tim Parks
   won the award for the book   
Tongues of Flame
1986
Tom Paulin
   won the award for the book   
A State of Justice
1978
V. S. Naipaul
   won the award for the book   
Miguel Street
1961
William Boyd
   won the award for the book   
A Good Man in Africa
1982
William Fiennes
   won the award for the book   
The Snow Geese
2003
Zadie Smith
   won the award for the book   
On Beauty
2006
Zoe Pilger
   won the award for the book   
Eat My Heart Out
2015


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