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 […]
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Pulitzer Prizes, James Baldwin’s Papers Get a New Home, Bana al-Abed & More! Your Weekly Lit News Roundup by Laurel Dowswell
The 2017 winners were announced on Monday, 4/10. Colson Whitehead won the fiction award for The Underground Railroad. The poetry honor was awarded to Tyehimba Jess for Olio.
Reading Without Walls, Mapping Literature, Rainku & More! Your Weekly Lit News Roundup by Laurel Dowswell
“Reading is a fantastic way to open your minds and hearts to new people, places, and ideas.Through reading, I’ve met new friends, learned new facts and become a better person.” – Gene Luen Yang
National Poetry Month, Chance the Rapper, Roxane Gay & More! Your Weekly Lit News Roundup by Laurel Dowswell
April is National Poetry month in the US and there are many ways to celebrate! From Twitter poetry to National Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 27th, and attending local poetry gatherings, language, poems, and poets are in the spotlight.
Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards Announced Henry Louis Gates Jr announced the recipients of the 82nd annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards on March 23. In this announcement, he named Margot Lee Shetterly’s Hidden Figures as the winner of the nonfiction Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. Others who will receive awards include Tyehimba Jess and […]
On March 16, the NBCC celebrated the finalists for the 2016 publishing year. The winners include Louise Erdrich for her novel, LaRose, and Ishion Hutchinson for poetry with House of Lords and Commons.
Smuggled Fiction, Costly Tweets, Powerful Poetry & More! Your Weekly Lit News Round Up by Laurel Dowswell
First Known English Publication of Fiction Out of North Korea Lands in U.S. The Accusation, a collection of short stories by the pseudonymous North Korean writer Bandi, was just released in the English language in the UK (Serpent’s Tail) on March 2, and in the US on March […]
2017 in Verse, Fantasy Novel Adaptions, Fiction Apps & More! Your Weekly Lit News Roundup by Emily Ramser
Indigenous Poet Ali Cobby Eckermann Wins $215,000 Literary Prize The Australian writer and poet won a Windham-Campbell prize. Eckermann, currently unemployed, is living in Adelaide. She says the prize money will allow her to reunite with her son and grandson. Other writers in the 2017 grant round include the […]
Los Angeles Times Book Finalists Announced The finalists, announced on 2/22, include Zadie Smith’s novel Swing Time, Jane Mayer’s Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, and Rep. John Lewis’ graphic memoir March: Book Three. The list includes 55 books, plus one award was announced – […]
Poet Morgan Parker released a poetry collection on the 14th titled There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé. The poems use Beyoncé and Lady Gaga as foils to analyze race, social justice, and gender.