Global Prizes, Amazon Charts, Poets House & the Brooklyn Bridge and more! Your Lit News Roundup by Laurel Dowswell

The 2017 Etisalat Literature Prize Goes to… Jowhor Ile – for his book, And after Many Days. He will receive £15,000, an Etisalat sponsored book tour to three African countries, a fellowship at the University of East Anglia, and an engraved Montblanc Meisterstück pen. Congratulations!   The Debut of Amazon Charts On May […]

Buying Indie, The Handmaid’s Tale, Zelda, Ron Rash, the Universe & More! Your Weekly Lit News Roundup by Laurel Dowswell

Independent Bookstore Day Celebrated The official Independent Bookstore Day is the last day of April each year. Bringing author readings, music and kids events and more, indie bookstores from all over celebrate this special Saturday. Indie bookstores are vital, enthusiastic, and community-building centers of literature, poetry, and creativity. Love […]

EU Lit Awards, Festivals, Warrior Writers & More! Your Weekly Lit News Roundup by Laurel Dowswell

2017 European Union Prizes for Literature Announced On April 21st, the twelve winners for the 2017 prize were announced. Funded by the Creative Europe programme, the winners include Rudi Erebara (Albania), Ina Vultchanova (Bulgaria) and Sine Ergün (Turkey). The prize recognizes excellence in new and emerging literary talents across the […]