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Why book prizes matter more than ever

The pandemic and lockdown have affected the book industry from the fate of distributors to the closure of independent shops to the drop in individual book sales, and many literary prizes have this year postponed their announcements. But the Desmond Elliott Prize, for the first time under aegis... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-16 09:44:41 UTC ]
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Pictures of the week

A number of literary prizes were awarded this week, while independent bookshops across the country celebrated Independent Bookshop Week. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-21 09:00:49 UTC ]
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Canada’s Literary Awards: Distinctive Characters, Visible Trends

'The way trends establish themselves within literary prizes is mysteriously opaque," writes Brian Bethune. He looks for trends in Canadian prize programs for the country's robust literary scene. The post Canada’s Literary Awards: Distinctive Characters, Visible Trends appeared first on... Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-11-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Fiction v nonfiction – English literature's made-up divide

Some cultures do not distinguish between fiction and nonfiction – and instead talk of ‘stories’. Is that a barrier to English-language writers and publishers? Or should they just learn to enjoy telling tales?There’s a mighty canyon that runs down the middle of the world of the word, carving... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2016-03-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Women's literary prizes are 'problematic' says Lionel Shriver

Author Lionel Shriver has said literary prizes just for women are "problematic", while calling International Women's Day "creepy" at an event to mark the occasion. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-03-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lionel Shriver rubbishes plans for dedicated Year of Publishing Women

The novelist has called Kamila Shamsie’s campaign for a pledge to publish only female authors in 2018 ‘a ridiculous idea’Lionel Shriver has called her fellow novelist Kamila Shamsie’s suggestion of a year publishing only women “rubbish”.Shamsie made the provocative call last year, citing gender... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2016-03-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Kamila Shamsie: let’s have a year of publishing only women – a provocation

It is clear that there is a gender bias in publishing houses and the world of books. Well, enough. Why not try something radical? Make 2018 the Year of Publishing Women, in which no new titles should be by menSeveral years ago, Martin Amis chaired a literary festival panel on “The Crisis of... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2015-06-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New Women-Only Literary Prizes Created in Australia and Canada

Women-only literary prizes have been created in both Canada and Australia to help balance the attention given to work by male authors vs. female authors. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2012-11-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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