- 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)
This year’s Katharine Briggs Lecture will be given by Prof. Nick Groom (University of Exeter): “Hallowe’en and Valentine: The Culture of Saints’ Days in the English-Speaking World. The lecture will begin at 5:30 p.m. at The Warburg Institute.
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.