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New Literary Prize Will Award $150,000 to a Female Novelist

The Carol Shields Prize is an effort to raise the visibility of women writers, in part with a sum that far exceeds many other book awards. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2020-02-07 10:00:17 UTC ]
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Read More Women Literary Trivia Returns!

Test your knowledge of women writers with a fun pop quiz. First Round Name the title and author of the first-ever science fiction novel. This Pulitzer-prize winner and Italian translator declared in 2015 that she is now only writing in Italian. Name this author. The 2018 Nobel laureate for... Continue reading at 'Electric Literature'

[ Electric Literature | 2019-12-27 12:00:00 UTC ]
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‘The Ferrante Effect’: In Italy, Women Writers Are Ascendant

“My Brilliant Friend” and Elena Ferrante’s other best-selling books are inspiring female novelists and shaking up the country’s male-dominated literary establishment. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2019-12-09 10:00:14 UTC ]
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Bettany wins HQ and Gransnet prize for women writers over 40

Jane Bettany has won HQ and Gransnet's writing prize for unpublished women writers aged over 40.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-06 01:51:32 UTC ]
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International Literature Showcase: writers of colour

The International Literature Showcase is a partnership between the National Centre for Writing and British Council. It aims to showcase amazing writers based in the UK to programmers, publishers and teachers of literature in English around the world. To do so, we have invited six leading writers... Continue reading at 'British Council global'

[ British Council global | 2019-10-05 10:05:02 UTC ]
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Rewriting the ‘Boy Genius’

Caitlin Horrocks’s debut novel builds on a rich tradition of women writers who complicate the myth of male virtuosity until it crumbles. Continue reading at 'The Atlantic'

[ The Atlantic | 2019-09-01 11:00:00 UTC ]
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International Literature Showcase: LGBTQI+ writers

The International Literature Showcase is a partnership between the National Centre for Writing and British Council. It aims to showcase amazing writers based in the UK to programmers, publishers and teachers of literature in English around the world. To do so, we have invited six leading writers... Continue reading at 'British Council global'

[ British Council global | 2019-08-10 10:05:02 UTC ]
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'Daring Works' Fêted at 2019 PEN America Literary Awards

This year's ceremony, held at New York University's Skirball Center and conferred for the first time to a sold-out house, saw debut and women writers have a particularly strong year. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-02-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Women triumph at An Post Irish Book Awards

Women writers have excelled at the An Post Irish Book Awards, taking home the majority of awards for the first time, with authors such as Sally Rooney, Liz Nugent and Emilie Pine among the winning authors. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Anna Foley Simmons scoops the inaugural Thinking Woman's Writing Award

Anna Foley Simmons has scooped the inaugural Thinking Woman's Writing Award, a new prize set up by British-Nigerian author and TV presenter Kate Jegede to address "woeful" underrepresentation of women writers of philosophy. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Download: Thursday’s Frankfurt Book Fair 2018 Show Daily

The spectrum of international publishing was on display on the first day of the fair, from the CEO Talk with John Sargent to the new audiobook conference, and women writers from the Asia Pacific region. The post Download: Thursday’s Frankfurt Book Fair 2018 Show Daily appeared first on... Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-10-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Author launches new writing prize for 'thinking women'

Author Kate Jegede has set up a new writing prize that aims to increase the visibility of women writers in the UK writing non-fiction works with a philosophical or critical thinking theme. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-09-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Singh, Galvin and Ross replace Shriver as Mslexia judges

Mslexia, the magazine for women writers, has appointed a three-person panel of Cathy Galvin, Leone Ross and Sunny Singh to judge its Short Story Competition to replace Lionel Shriver following her controversial comments about marginalised writers. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Feminist Book Fortnight launches this summer

Over 25 radical and independent bookshops are taking part in a two-week long celebration of feminist books in a bid to add to the debate about diversity in publishing and showcase books by women writers. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-04-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Penguin pop-up shop to be stocked solely by women writers

Penguin is launching a pop-up bookshop stocked solely with titles by female writers for International Women’s Day. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-02-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Waterstones Norwich dedicates Staff Recommendation bay to women writers in 2018

A Waterstones branch is dedicating its ‘Staff Recommends’ bay to female writers to celebrate the 'Year of Publishing Women'.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-01-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Dunmore, McGregor and Shamsie make Costa shortlists

The late author Helen Dunmore is shortlisted for a Costa Award along with Jon McGregor, Kamila Shamsie and Sarah Winman with almost half of the titles coming from independent publishers in a strong year for women writers. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-11-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hard work, not ‘talent’ makes good writing | Letters

Professor Selina Todd argues that you can be taught to write well, as demonstrated by American and Australian university students. Plus letters from Christopher Dodd and Anthony OrmsonIan Jack’s wariness towards writing manuals and classes is a peculiarly British response to teaching this craft... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-05-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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O'Farrell, de Waal, Tempest make Costa 2016 shortlists

Books by Maggie O’Farrell, Kit de Waal, Kate Tempest and Francesca Simon are among those shortlisted for the 2016 Costa Book Awards, in a strong year for women writers. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-11-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Rona Jaffe Winners Announced for 2016

The Rona Jaffe Foundation has announced the winners of its eponymous writer's awards for 2016. The awards are given annually to six women writers who "demonstrate excellence and promise in the early stages of their careers." Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-08-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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