Giller Prize gala to honour best in Canadian fiction going virtual

A Canadian author of fiction will be awarded $100,000 in the comfort of their own home tonight as the Scotiabank Giller Prize gala goes virtual this year. Continue reading at 'CBC'

[ CBC | 2020-11-09 17:43:21 UTC ]
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Esi Edugyan wins the prestigious Canadian Giller Prize for her novel 'Washington Black'

Author Esi Edugyan won the Giller Prize, considered one of Canada's most prestigious literary awards, for her novel "Washington Black" on Monday night at a gala ceremony in Toronto. The prize comes with an award of $75,000. Edugyan's novel follows an 11-year-old slave on a Barbados sugar... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-11-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Almost Half the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlist Is From Canadian Publishers

On this year's longlist, the Scotiabank Giller Prize jury has chosen five books published by independent publishing houses of Canada. The post Almost Half the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlist Is From Canadian Publishers appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-09-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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A Canadian literary prize is ending for a wonderfully Canadian reason.

The Charles Taylor Foundation, a charity organization that supports Canadian writers, gave a cheery explanation for why a literary prize it’s been co-sponsoring for two decades is coming to an end next year: they accomplished exactly what they’d set out to do. For almost 20 years, the Foundation... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-11-21 18:55:31 UTC ]
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Margaret Atwood makes Booker Prize short list, Giller Prize long list

Awards buzz is ramping up for author Margaret Atwood, who is again in the running for both the Man Booker Prize and the Scotiabank Giller Prize.  Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2019-09-03 19:27:06 UTC ]
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Aspen Words Prize Longlist of 16 Titles for 2019 Prize in Issue-Driven Fiction

This is the second year of operation for the Aspen Words Literary Prize, which stresses fiction that has social impact, work specifically addressing contemporary issues. The post Aspen Words Prize Longlist of 16 Titles for 2019 Prize in Issue-Driven Fiction appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-11-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Competition Notes: Sunday Times Prize Judges, Harper Lee Legal Fiction Prize Finalists

Elif Shafak and Lucy Hughes-Hallett are named judges in London; the public is one of five judges in the Alabama-based Harper Lee Prize. The post Competition Notes: Sunday Times Prize Judges, Harper Lee Legal Fiction Prize Finalists appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-05-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staunch Prize shortlists for flash fiction and short stories revealed

The 2021 shortlists have been revealed for the Staunch Prize’s unpublished flash fiction and short stories without violence to women, while the original book prize is on hold until 2022. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-11-01 12:22:21 UTC ]
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PFD to launch Queer Fiction Prize

Literary agency Peters Fraser + Dunlop is launching the Queer Fiction Prize, with author Okechukwu Nzelu among the judges for the inaugural award. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-10-05 18:48:23 UTC ]
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Here is the shortlist for the 2021 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize.

The Center for Fiction has just announced its shortlist for the 2021 First Novel Prize. The seven titles were selected from a longlist of twenty-seven debut novels, all published in the US between January 1 to December 21. The prize, first established in 2006, celebrates the best debut fiction... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-09-28 17:25:35 UTC ]
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Shearin wins YA Leapfrog Global Fiction Prize for two of her entries

Faith Shearin has won the Young Adult Leapfrog Global Fiction Prize for both of her entries Lost River, 1918 and Horse Latitudes. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-08-26 08:47:53 UTC ]
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Madrid’s ‘Desperate Literature’ Short Fiction Prize: Paige Cowan-Hall

The fourth outing of the award produced by the Desperate Literature bookshop in Madrid features work centered on colonial oppression. The post Madrid’s ‘Desperate Literature’ Short Fiction Prize: Paige Cowan-Hall appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-08-13 21:40:40 UTC ]
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Women's Prize for Fiction launches initiative for writers under 35

The Women’s Prize for Fiction is partnering with Good Housekeeping magazine to launch a new initiative celebrating writers of fiction aged 35 and under. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-08-06 23:54:31 UTC ]
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Joy Williams has won the 2021 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction.

Today, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced that Joy Williams will receive the 2021 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, which honors an American writer whose body of work is distinguished for both its mastery and originality of thought and imagination. Williams, a previous... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-06-30 17:19:46 UTC ]
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Leapfrog Global Fiction Prize split into adult and YA categories

The Leapfrog Global Fiction Prize, run jointly by UK indie Can of Worms and New York-based Leapfrog Press, is to split into adult fiction and young adult fiction categories this year. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-04-15 13:28:10 UTC ]
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Here’s the longlist for the 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction.

Today, the Women’s Prize for Fiction, in collaboration with Bailey’s and Nat West, announced the longlist for its annual award, which recognizes and honors a female author of any nationality for the best novel written in English published in the United Kingdom in the previous year. The winner... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-03-10 20:25:29 UTC ]
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Melinda Gates has donated $250,000 to the Carol Shields Prize for Fiction.

Earlier this year, we learned of the founding of the Carol Shields Prize for Fiction, which is the first English-language literary award to celebrate excellence in fiction by women writers in the United States and Canada. And today, the Carol Shields Prize for Fiction announced that it has... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-01-15 17:54:45 UTC ]
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Souvankham Thammavongsa Wins 2020 Giller Prize

In a ceremony streamed live on Facebook, Souvankham Thammavongsa was awarded the 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize for her collection of short stories 'How to Pronounce Knife.' It comes with a C$100,000 prize. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-11-10 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Here’s the shortlist for the Center for Fiction’s 2020 First Novel Prize.

Today the Center for Fiction announced the shortlist for its 2020 First Novel Prize. The prize, first awarded in 2006, recognizes the best debut fiction of the year, and it comes with $15,000; each finalist receives $1,000. Previous winners include De’Shawn Charles Winslow, Tommy Orange, and... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-10-01 15:05:06 UTC ]
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Can of Worms and Leapfrog to collaborate on Global Fiction Prize

Independent publisher Can of Worms has partnered with New York–based publisher Leapfrog Press for it's Global Fiction Prize.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-20 02:58:34 UTC ]
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