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The Katharine Briggs Award 2015: Shortlisted entries

— Posted on 9th November 2015

The following books, in alphabetical order, have been shortlisted for this year’s Katharine Briggs Award. The judges’ decision will be announced at a wine reception and buffet supper on Wednesday 18 November following our annual Katharine Briggs Lecture starting at 6.30 p.m. at The Warburg Institute. To book, contact thefolkloresociety@gmail.com.

  • Atkinson, David, and Steve Roud (eds).  Street Ballads in Nineteenth-Century Britain, Ireland and North America: The Interface between Print and Oral Traditions  (Ashgate).
  • Banks, Stephen.  Informal Justice in England and Wales, 1760–1914: The Courts of Popular Opinion  (The Boydell Press).
  • Clarke, David.  How UFOs Conquered the World: The History of a Modern Myth  (Aurum Press).
  • Jenkins, Richard.  Black Magic and Bogeymen: Fear, Rumour and Popular Belief in the North of Ireland, 1972-74  (Cork University Press).
  • Salzberg, Rosa.  Ephemeral City: Cheap Print and Urban Culture in Renaissance Venice  (Manchester University Press).
  • Scurr, Ruth.  John Aubrey: My Own Life  (Chatto & Windus).
  • Teverson, Andrew, Alexandra Warwick, and Leigh Wilson (eds).  The Selected Works of Andrew Lang (2 vols.)  (Edinburgh University Press).
  • Warner, Marina.  Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Tale  (Oxford University Press).