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Katharine Briggs Award 2017—Short List

— Posted on 29th September 2017

There were many, excellent books submitted for this year’s Award, and the judges have short listed the following entries:

  • Bronner, Simon. Folklore: The Basics (Routledge, 2017)
  • Constantine, Mary-Ann, and Éva Guillorel. Miracles & Murders: An Introductory Anthology of Breton Ballads (Oxford University Press, 2017)
  • Davies, Owen, ed. The Oxford Illustrated History of Witchcraft & Magic (Oxford University Press, 2017)
  • Dillion, Jacqueline. Thomas Hardy: Folklore and Resistance (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)
  • Fimi, Dimitra. Celtic Myth in Contemporary Children’s Fantasy: Idealization, Identity, Ideology (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017)
  • Hannant, Sara, and Simon Costin. Of Shadows: One Hundred Objects from the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic (Strange Attractor Press, 2016)
  • Heaney, Michael, ed. Percy Manning: The Man Who Collected Oxfordshire (Archaeopress Publishing, 2017)
  • Josiffe, Christopher. Gef! The Strange Tale of an Extra-Special Talking Mongoose (Strange Attractor Press, 2017)
  • Williams, Kelsey Jackson. The Antiquary: John Aubrey’s Historical Scholarship (Oxford University Press, 2016)


The winner will be announced on Wednesday 8 November 2017 at The Warburg Institute, after the Katharine Briggs Lecture, which begins at 17:30. After the lecture, the judges’ report on the books short listed for the Katharine Briggs Award will be read out, followed by a wine reception and buffet supper during which the winner will be announced. To book, contact thefolkloresociety@ gmail.com