Awards

1990

Ian St. James Award for the short story A Whore’s Vengeance, published in the collection Success Strikes Twelve and later reprinted in Class Work, an anthology of writing from UEA edited by Malcolm Bradbury

Radio Times Drama Award for first radio play, Maybe, broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in 1991

1995

Author’s club first novel prize, shortlisted for Crazy Paving

David Higham prize, shortlisted for Crazy Paving

Yorkshire Post first book prize, shortlisted for Crazy Paving

John Llewelyn Rhys prize, shortlisted for Crazy Paving

1999

K. Blundell Trust Award for Fires in the Dark

2001

Arts Council Writers’ Award for Fires in the Dark

2010

Whatever You Love shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award and longlisted for the Orange Prize for fiction and a London Book Award

2013

Apple Tree Yard shortlisted for a CWA Steel Dagger Award and the National Book Awards Thriller of the Year, longlisted for the The Guardian‘s Not The Booker Prize.

2015

Fat White Cop With Ginger Eyebrows longlisted for the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award.

Louise Doughty has also been on the judging panels of many awards including the Ian St. James Award, the Asham Prize and the David Higham prize. She served a three-year term as a judge of the Somerset Maugham Prize and has been Chair of judges for the Orange Award for New Writers (2006), the John Llewelyn Rhys Prize (2009), the Fiction Uncovered promotion (2013) and the Desmond Elliott Prize (2015).  In 2008, she was a judge for the Man Booker Prize and judged the Costa Book of the Year Award in 2015.

Louise Doughty - writer