Trewin slams "tosh" from Literature Prize

Written By: Benedicte Page, Graeme Neill and Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 13/10/2011 - 08:53 Ion Trewin, administrator of the Man Booker Prize, has hit back at the new Literature Prize over claims by its advisory board that the Man Booker no longer offers a selection of novels "unsurpassed in their quality and ambition". In its launch announcement, the board claimed: "For many years this brief was fulfilled by the Booker (latterly the Man Booker) Prize. But as numerous statements by that prize's administrator and this year's judges illustrate, it now prioritises a notion of 'readability' over artistic achievement." read more Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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The UK’s Literature Prize Becomes The Folio Prize, Valued at £40,000

The Folio Society will sponsor the newly named Folio Prize, a literature award of £40,000 to honor the best English-language fiction published in the UK. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Nobel Literature Prize 2021: Abdulrazak Gurnah on the moment he found out he won

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Abdulrazak Gurnah wins the Nobel prize in literature for 2021

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Nobel Prize in literature awarded to Abdulrazak Gurnah

The Swedish Academy awarded the prize to the Tanzanian author whose English-language novels include “Paradise,” “By the Sea” and “Desertion.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Abdulrazak Gurnah Wins 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature

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Cynthia Leitich Smith Named Winner of the 2021 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature

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Aleksandar Hemon has been awarded the 2020 John Dos Passos Prize for Literature.

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The Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to American poet Louise Glück for her “unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.” Continue reading at The Bookseller

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