In ‘formulating questions and providing warnings,’ Canadian author Margaret MacMillan’s work embodies the importance of history in today’s political moment.
Elif Shafak and Lucy Hughes-Hallett are named judges in London; the public is one of five judges in the Alabama-based Harper Lee Prize.
Capturing one of the richest purses for young writers, Australian Fiona McFarlane wins the Dylan Thomas for work called ‘stunning’ and ‘unforgettable.’
‘Power in women is something we have yet to wholeheartedly welcome and embrace in Australia,’ says Heather Rose in accepting the Stella Prize.
Four years in, Sofia’s reading-promotion effort fields a quartet of prizes. And Bath-based industry player Sam Missingham opens a book recommendation site.
‘Writing and art are the kind of thing that’s going to bring us together,’ says Mohammed Hasan Alwan, on winning the Arab world’s biggest literary award.
At Tuesday’s ceremony in Abu Dhabi, Mohammed Hasan Alwan, the Riyadh-born author of five novels, is honored with the Arab world’s top award.
Libraries in 14 nations put forward the 10 titles on this year’s Dublin Literary Award shortlist. The winner will be announced on June 21, 2017.
A rarity among major prize programs, the Young Writer of the Year Award welcomes the entries of work by self-published and traditionally published writers.
‘The constraint is a liberation,’ says film producer Tessa Ross, whose leadership of the Baileys Women’s Prize for 2017 honors the work of women writers.