Polari Prize launches tour to celebrate 10 year anniversary

The Polari Prize will celebrate a decade of championing fresh literary talent this year with a UK tour for its literary salon as submissions open for its flagship First Book Prize.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-12 11:36:23 UTC ]
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Influx Press launches first novel prize for Black British women with Black Ballad

Independent publisher Influx Press is launching a new fiction prize for Black British women, in partnership with lifestyle platform Black Ballad. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-07-27 19:32:32 UTC ]
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Mendez, Tempest and Stuart longlisted for Polari Prizes

Paul Mendez, Kae Tempest and Douglas Stuart are among the authors who have been longlisted for this year's Polari Prizes, the UK's dedicated awards for LGBTQ+ literature. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-06-24 10:50:56 UTC ]
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Joffe Books launches crime writing prize with Koomson and Yearwood

Independent publisher Joffe Books is partnering with author Dorothy Koomson and literary agent Susan Yearwood to launch a writing prize for unagented crime writers of colour. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-04-30 23:20:48 UTC ]
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New York Times's Book Review Podcast Celebrates 15 Years

‘The Book Review’ podcast began as a brief show with a rebellious touch. It became a forum for some of the biggest names in literature. Continue reading at The New York Times

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James McBride has won the inaugural Gotham Book Prize for literature that celebrates NYC.

Last year, when New York City was the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in America, Bradley Tusk and Howard Wolfson decided to create a new annual award, the Gotham Book Prize, as part of an effort to “honor New York City and support the novelists who best captured the spirit of our city,” as... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-04-06 13:00:34 UTC ]
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Jericho Prize launched for Black children's writers

Children's book blogger Fabia Turner has launched a competition for Black children's book writers, to be sponsored by inclusive indie publisher Knights Of. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-03-04 23:23:40 UTC ]
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Gollancz celebrates Rivers of London 10th anniversary with special editions

Gollancz is marking the 10th anniversary of Ben Aaronovitch's bestselling Rivers of London series with two special editions of the first book. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-03-01 09:43:53 UTC ]
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Author J J Bola and agency Pontas launch prize for under-represented writers

The Pontas Literary & Film Agency and author J J Bola are partnering to create a mentoring prize for unagented, unpublished, under-represented writers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-02 23:50:57 UTC ]
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Indie publishing celebrated on 2021 Rathbones Folio Prize longlist

More than half of the titles in the running for the £30,000 Rathbones Folio Prize 2021 are published by independent presses, while the 20-strong longlist also features Douglas Stuart's Booker-winning debut Shuggie Bain (Picador). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-20 02:47:22 UTC ]
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Flipped eye publishing marks 20th anniversary with tour and 2021 list

Flipped eye publishing is marking its 20th anniversary this year with a digital bookshop tour, a nationwide hunt for a young editor and a 2021 list including work from Warsan Shire and José Eduardo Agualusa. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-19 07:31:59 UTC ]
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And the prize for oddest book title of the year goes to . . .

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[ Literrary Hub | 2020-12-01 17:25:35 UTC ]
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10 Middle Grade Graphic Novels to Gift This Year

Whatever the young reader in your life is into, there's a graphic novel for them! Find newer middle grade graphic novels to gift this year. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-11-25 11:37:00 UTC ]
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Facts, just the facts: My 10-year-old has reminded me of the allure of the almanac

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‘The Cold Millions,’ Jess Walter’s celebration of forgotten heroes, is one of the most captivating novels of the year

What might have been an earnest historical novel about the labor movement is transformed by Walter’s irresistible voice and characters. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Bird wins Forward Prize for 'audacious' The Air Year

Caroline Bird has won the £10,000 Forward Prize for Best Collection with her “audacious” The Air Year (Carcanet). Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Kate Davies and Amrou Al-Kadhi win 2020 Polari Prizes

Kate Davies and Amrou Al-Kadhi have been announced as the winners of the 2020 Polari Prizes, the UK’s only award celebrating literature that explores the LGBTQ+ experience. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Nine Dots Prize reveals this year's $100k question

The Nine Dots Prize for creative thinking has revealed his year's question, part of a global problem-solving competition that offers $100,000 (£77,000) and a Cambridge University Press book deal for the winning response. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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YA Book Prize launches for 2021

The YA Book Prize, which aims to recognise the best Young Adult fiction from the UK and Ireland, has re-opened for submissions.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Jhalak Prize launches new award for children’s and YA

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Mosse reflects on 25 years of the Women’s Prize as 2020 event prepares to go online

A quarter of a century after the Women’s Prize for Fiction launched, co-founder Kate Mosse looks at how it has helped to change the publishing landscape and looks ahead to its virtual ceremony. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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