Literature on Lockdown 9: #CultureConnectsUs

As the lockdown restrictions to contain the spread of Covid-19 begin to be relaxed across the UK, we’re bringing you the final instalment of our Literature on Lockdown series.Following the worldwide demonstrations, protests and public events in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, conversations continue about publishing’s role in changing the future, and its reckoning with the past.We’re reminded that literature reacts, responds to and retaliates against global issues and times of crises – it changes people and is changed by them.With this in mind, our recommendations this week offer more learning opportunities for and from the literature world – including articles by Dorothy Koomson and Travis Alabanza. We’re also marking World Refugee Day by sharing online events, competitions and reading lists to raise awareness and amplify refugees’ voices.Although this is the last in our Lockdown series,we’ll continue to share literature opportunities and events on the British Council Literature pages and social media.   Events The Emerging Writers Festival – one of Australia’s most established and well-respected literary festivals – runs from 16-23 June. Its opening night event: The Bogong Blak Futures features three First Nations artists, Travis De Vries, Emily Munro-Harrison and Tre Turner, who lay down their blueprints for the future. The event will free to stream around the world here. You can watch the stage adaptation of Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small... Continue reading at 'British Council global'

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Literature on Lockdown 7: #CultureConnectsUs

It kept happening. On Twitter, on Facebook, in your WhatsApp chats. The bookish people you know, the introverts, declaring that lockdown would give them more time to read. Or the people who know you, and know that you might be bookish, declaring that you’d got a head start on them in terms of... Continue reading at British Council global

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Literature on Lockdown 6: #CultureConnectsUs

Everyone peaked too early.    You remember. The beginning of lockdown, when suddenly half of your friends were FaceTiming you about Tiger King, or downloading a language app, and so many people ordered yoga mats online that they took an estimated six weeks to be delivered. Now the yoga mat... Continue reading at British Council global

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Literature on Lockdown 5: #CultureConnectsUs

It’s a long-standing joke in lockdown now – among those of us quarantined, self-isolating, or lucky enough to keep working from home – that we don’t know which day it is. Or even which week. And did I shower this morning, or was it yesterday? Our immediate surroundings have been so similar for... Continue reading at British Council global

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Literature on Lockdown 4: #CultureConnectsUs

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Literature on Lockdown 3: #CultureConnectsUs

Many lives are radically different right now. But birthdays, anniversaries, and public holidays come and go as before. The pink supermoon would have appeared whether we’d watched it from our windows or outdoors among a crowd of strangers. This week, Earth Day, Shakespeare’s birthday, and World... Continue reading at British Council global

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Literature on Lockdown 2: #CultureConnectsUs

As quarantine continues, we’re all noticing that we respond to lockdown differently. While many spend each day providing care, food and other necessities, those of us privileged enough to be 'stuck at home' are seeing our friends’ and family members’ behaviour change under the new... Continue reading at British Council global

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Literature on Lockdown: #CultureConnectsUs

For many, staying indoors is an unsettling experience. It’s been heartening to see the imaginative leaps being taken by many organisations and artists to help us through – sitting-room gigs, free theatre streams, virtual tours of museums and archives and galleries – but given the limitless... Continue reading at British Council global

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Literature on Lockdown 8: #BlackLivesMatter

The sadness, exhaustion, anger and frustration that have been expressed by Black people across social media this week have, of course, been felt for centuries.But, by living so much through our screens right now, observing video footage, scrolling through reposted statements and infographics,... Continue reading at British Council global

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Awards: Sheikh Zayed Shortlists: Literature, Young Author, Children’s Literature

The nine shortlisted tiles in the Literature, Young Author, and Children’s Literature categories come from six Arab nations. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson More Category Shortlists Will Follow he Sheikh Zayed Book Award—organized and administered by the Abu Dhabi Arabic... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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World Literature Today Announces Finalists for 2022 Neustadt International Prize for Literature

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Sheikh Zayed Book Award Shortlists: Literature, Children’s Literature, and Young Author

The three shortlists announced today comprise nine titles selected from a total 39 longlisted works. Winners are to be named in May. The post Sheikh Zayed Book Award Shortlists: Literature, Children’s Literature, and Young Author appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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The Sheikh Zayed Book Award in Arabic Literature: The 2020 Literature Longlist

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Finalists for 2022 NBA in Young People's Literature Announced

The National Book Foundation has announced the five finalists for the 2022 National Book Award for Young People's Literature. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Romania’s Mircea Cărtărescu to Receive Guadalajara’s $150,000 Literature Prize

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Here are the bookies’ odds for the 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Do you enjoy gambling—but, you know, in a cultured way? None of that racetrack nonsense or three card monte for you? Well you’re in luck: the 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature will be announced next Thursday, October 6, and the bookies have begun taking bets. (You know literary prize season has... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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J. Drew Lanham on Finding Refuge in His Backyard During the Pandemic Lockdown

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At 9, Javier Zamora walked 4,000 miles to the U.S. At 29, he was ready to tell the story

Javier Zamora talks about "Solito," his harrowing memoir about journeying from El Salvador to the U.S. as an unaccompanied 9-year-old. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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