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The Katharine Briggs Award 2016: Short List

— Posted on 2nd November 2016

Of the nineteen entries this year, the judges short listed the following six books (in alphabetical order):

Lizanne Henderson, Witchcraft and Folk Belief in the Age of Enlightenment: Scotland, 1670–1740 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).

Sophia Kingshill, Mermaids (Little Toller Books, 2015).

Carolyne Larrington, The Land of the Green Man: A Journey through the Supernatural Landscapes of the British Isles (I.B. Tauris, 2015).

Victoria Louise Newton, Everyday Discourses on Menstruation: Cultural and Social Perspectives (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).

Éamonn Ó Tuathail, (ed.), Sgéalta Mhuintir Luinigh. Munterloney Folktales: Irish Tradition from Co. Tyrone (Comhairle Bhéaloideas Éireann/An Cumann le Béaloideas Éireann, 2016).

Lisa Tallis, (ed.), Cas gan Gythraul: Demonology, Witchcraft and Popular Magic in Eighteenth-Century Wales, T.P. (South Wales Record Society, 2015).


The winner will be announced on Wednesday 9 November during a reception after the Katharine Briggs Lecture at The Warburg Institute, 6.30 pm. All the books entered for the award will be on display for guests to browse.

We will also announce the winner of our biennial Non-Print Media Award