James Tait Black Memorial Prizes 2009 Winners
The winners of the 2009 James Tait Black Memorial Prizes were announced yesterday evening at the Edinburgh Festival. They were:
Michael Holroyd, A Strange Eventful History: The Dramatic Lives of Ellen Terry, Henry Irving and their Remarkable Families (Chatto)
Sebastian Barry, The Secret Scripture (Faber)
Click on the titles to see what the critics made of the books.
You can read the digested reviews of all the shortlisted books here.