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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Prize-winning author Cathy MacPhail dies, aged 75

The prize-winning Scottish children’s author Cathy MacPhail has died at the age of 75 following a long illness.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-08-31 17:49:46 UTC ]
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Von Reinhold and Ní Ghríofa win £10k James Tait Black prizes

Shola Von Reinhold has won the James Tait Black Prize for Fiction for "tour de force" debut Lote (Jacaranda), while Doireann Ní Ghríofa has taken the Biography award for the "luminous" A Ghost in the Throat (Tramp Press). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-08-25 04:22:39 UTC ]
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Leon Litwack, Pulitzer Prize-winning scholar of America’s racial divide, dies at 91

The UC-Berkeley professor wrote deeply researched books about the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-08-14 05:31:09 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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Wilcox wins PEN Ackerley Prize for 'vivid' memoir Patch Work

Claire Wilcox has won the PEN Ackerley Prize 2021 for her "vivid" memoir Patch Work: A Life Amongst Clothes (Bloomsbury). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-08-04 21:28:36 UTC ]
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Ali Smith wins £10k Pleasure of Reading Prize

Ali Smith has won the inaugural Pleasure of Reading Prize, in recognition of her body of work. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-07-01 20:56:05 UTC ]
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Blakemore wins £10k Desmond Elliott Prize for 'stunning' debut

A K Blakemore has won the £10,000 Desmond Elliott Prize for her "stunning" historical fiction novel The Manningtree Witches (Granta Books).  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-07-01 17:06:17 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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McNicoll wins Waterstones Children's Book Prize with debut A Kind of Spark

Elle McNicoll has been named overall winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2021 for her debut novel A Kind of Spark (Knights Of).  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-06-30 15:03:18 UTC ]
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D'Almeida wins Commonwealth Short Story Prize with 'captivating' tale

Kanya D’Almeida has been declared the overall winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, for a "captivating" tale set in a Sri Lankan "sanctuary for the forsaken". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-06-30 08:05:28 UTC ]
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Ali Smith and Joshua Yaffa win Orwell Prizes

Ali Smith and Joshua Yaffa have won this year's £3,000 Orwell Prizes for Political Fiction and Political Writing respectively. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-06-25 03:14:57 UTC ]
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Zimbabwe’s Tsitsi Dangarembga Wins German Book Trade Peace Prize

The Zimbabwean writer and filmmaker Tsitsi Dangarembga is to receive the 2021 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade for her work that examines 'global questions of justice.' The post Zimbabwe’s Tsitsi Dangarembga Wins German Book Trade Peace Prize appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-06-21 18:39:48 UTC ]
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Battacharya wins Spread the Word Life Writing Prize

Santanu Battacharya has won Spread the Word’s Life Writing Prize 2021, with "The Nicer One", hailed by judges as a "gut-punch of a piece". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-06-09 14:59:56 UTC ]
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Hazareesingh wins £40k Wolfson History Prize for 'remarkable' Haitian revolutionary book

Sudhir Hazareesingh has won the £40,000 Wolfson History Prize for Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture, with the award clinched for a second year in a row by an Allen Lane title.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-06-09 10:57:46 UTC ]
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Zimbabwean novelist Dangarembga wins PEN Pinter Prize 2021

Zimbabwean novelist, playwright, filmmaker and activist Tsitsi Dangarembga has been awarded the PEN Pinter Prize 2021 for her "cultural significance" charting "the development of Zimbabwe from a British colony to an autocratic and troubled-free state". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-06-08 05:20:07 UTC ]
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Macdonald and Gates win Richard Jefferies Society Literary Prize

Benedict Macdonald and Nicholas Gates have won the Richard Jefferies Society & the White Horse Bookshop's Literary Prize for nature writing with their book Orchard: A Year in England's Eden (William Collins).  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-05-24 15:30:01 UTC ]
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Fraser and Hindley win £10k Oscar's Book Prize

The Littlest Yak by debut author Lu Fraser and illustrator Kate Hindley (Simon & Schuster Children’s Books) has won the £10,000 Oscar’s Book Prize 2021. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-05-11 04:12:57 UTC ]
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Heather McCalden wins Fitzcarraldo essay prize

Heather McCalden has won the £3,000 Fitzcarraldo Editions/Mahler & Lewitt Studios Essay Prize with "The Observable Universe". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-05-11 02:52:24 UTC ]
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Louise Erdrich Wins the $35,000 Aspen Words Literary Prize

In its fourth year, the issue-driven Aspen Words Prize goes to fiction based in the Native American struggle for tribal self-determination. The post Louise Erdrich Wins the $35,000 Aspen Words Literary Prize appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-04-22 02:23:20 UTC ]
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