Cormac McCarthy's 'Road' Leads to British Literary Prize

McCarthy is the winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction.
McCarthy is the winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction. (By Derek Shapton -- Associated Press)

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

LONDON -- Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Cormac McCarthy has been awarded one of Britain's oldest literary honors for his tale of a father and son's travels through a post-apocalyptic America.

The University of Edinburgh announced over the weekend that McCarthy won this year's James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction for "The Road," which also won the Pulitzer Prize.

Author and journalist Byron Rogers took the prize in the biography category for his book on R.S. Thomas, a British poet.

Each author wins $20,000, making the award Scotland's most lucrative.

The media-shy McCarthy was not there to collect his award.

The University of Edinburgh gives the prize annually for the best work of fiction and the best biography published during the previous year.

Past winners include D.H. Lawrence, E.M. Forster, Evelyn Waugh, Iris Murdoch, Graham Greene, Beryl Bainbridge and Zadie Smith.


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