‘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.
‘Unjustly jailed’ in Russia ‘for nothing other than the expression of his views,’ Oleg Sentsov is the newest recipient of the influential PEN/Barbey honor.
The Dylan Thomas Prize is unusual for its flexibility. The shortlist includes a book of poetry, two books of short stories, plus novels—two of them debuts.
‘It’s markedly more difficult for women to make it into English translation,’ says English PEN’s Maureen Freely, who leads the Warwick Prize development. First award to come in the autumn.
Ten contemporary titles in French translated to English are in the first of two rounds of voting for the new Albertine Prize. A winner is named June 6.
From 126 books, the Man Booker International Prize longlist honors 13 ‘compulsively readable and ferociously intelligent’ titles translated into English.