Canada’s $75,000 Cundill Prize 2018 Jurors: Five Historians in Search of Contemporary Insights

Among the most deeply credentialed juries in the literary award year, the Cundill History Prize's panel for 2018 goes to work at a time when history's lessons are badly needed. Chair Mark Gilbert quotes LP Hartley: 'The past is another country: they do things differently there.' The post Canada’s $75,000 Cundill Prize 2018 Jurors: Five Historians in Search of Contemporary Insights appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-06-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ian Williams wins Canada’s prestigious Giller Prize for his debut novel.

Ian Williams, winner of this year’s $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize for his debut novel Reproduction, began his acceptance speech Monday night with an emotional tribute. “Margaret Atwood over there is the first book I bought with my own money at a bookstore in Brampton,” he told the audience.... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Julia Lovell wins 2019 Cundill History Prize

British author and translator of Chinese literature Julia Lovell has won the 2019 Cundill History Prize.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Green wins £25,000 Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize

British historian Toby Green has won the £25,000 Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding 2019 with his "treasure trove" book A Fistful of Shells (Allen Lane). Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Tokarczuk, Handke Win 2018, 2019 Nobel Prizes

Polish author Olga Tokarczuk has won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature, and Austrian author Peter Handke has won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Literature. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Olivia Laing calls out Boris Johnson, splits £10,000 literary prize with fellow nominees.

Celebrated British writer and cultural critic Olivia Laing has been widely praised for her decision to split her James Tate Black award winnings with her fellow shortlisted authors. “I said in Crudo that competition has no place in art and I meant it,” Laing told the gathered crowd upon... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Hilsum and Laing awarded £10,000 James Tait Black Prizes

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Lesley Nneka Arimah wins £10,000 Caine Prize

Nigerian author Lesley Nneka Arimah has won the 2019 Caine Prize for African Writing for her short story ‘Skinned’. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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SoA launches £5,000 prize for illustrated children’s books

The Society of Authors has launched a £5,000 book prize for ‘quirky’ illustrated books for children aged 0-7. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Northern Writers’ Awards winners share £55,000 prize pot

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Jurors Announced for the 2020 Neustadt Prize

News and Events WLT Norman, Okla. (June 11, 2019) – Robert Con Davis-Undiano, Neustadt Professor and executive director of the World Literature Today organization at the University of Oklahoma, this week announced the names of nine writers to be the jury... Continue reading at World Literature Today

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Eaves' 'future classic' Murmur wins £30,000 Wellcome Prize

Will Eaves’ Alan Turing-inspired novel Murmur (CB Editions) has scooped the 10th Wellcome Book Prize, worth £30,000. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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SoA Awards prize money hits £100,000 as Longford shortlist revealed

The prize money for this year’s Society of Authors’ Awards will exceed £100,000 for the first time, say organisers, as the  Elizabeth Longford Prize shortlist is unveiled. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Burns and Stagg shortlisted for £30,000 Rathbones Folio Prize

Man Booker Prize winner Anna Burns and Guy Stagg are among the eight authors shortlisted for the £30,000 Rathbones Folio Prize with indie publishers dominating this year’s award.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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German Publishers Association Names Its 2019 German Book Prize Jurors

Jurors have been named in the 2019 German Book Prize competition. The winner will be announced on October 14 during the Frankfurter Buchmesse. The post German Publishers Association Names Its 2019 German Book Prize Jurors appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Booker prize trustees search for new sponsor after Man Group exit

Hedge fund firm says it plans to focus its resources instead on its diversity campaignThe Man Booker prize is searching for a new sponsor after the hedge fund company Man Group announced it was ending its 18-year relationship with Britain’s most prestigious literary award.The Booker Prize... Continue reading at The Guardian

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2018’s Bestselling English-Language Books in Canada

BookNet Canada releases the country's bestselling English-language book sales of 2018—for both Canadian authors and overall bestselling titles. The post 2018’s Bestselling English-Language Books in Canada appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year 2018: English author Maine scoops prize

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2018’s Tony Lothian Prize shortlist revealed

The Biographers’ Club has revealed its shortlist for 2018’s Tony Lothian Prize, awarding £2,000 to the best proposal for a first uncommissioned biography. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Guy Ware wins 2018's London Short Story Prize

Guy Ware's short story "the year of peace" has been crowned the winner of 2018's London Short Story Prize. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The UK’s Costa Book Awards Shortlists: Half Debuts, £35,000 in Prize Money

The Costa Book Awards for 2018 drew a record 641 entries across the program's five categories. In January, the five category winners will be announced, followed  by the overall winner's ceremony. The post The UK’s Costa Book Awards Shortlists: Half Debuts, £35,000 in Prize Money appeared first... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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