King’s College literature and history professor emeritus Patrick Wright has been announced as chair of the Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding 2020
In what ‘changed the way in which the jury thought about Africa,’ Toby Green’s book revisits the 18th- and 19th-century center of the slave trade.
With a hope of seeing readers ‘look to other cultures to find answers’ in an era of stark divisions, this year’s Al-Rodhan jury names its six top picks.
The British Academy’s Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize has staged an interview with its 2018 laureate at the Jaipur Literature Festival.
This year’s Al-Rodhan-winning title is being praised for its grasp of ‘the notion of the border, not just as a frontier but as a psychological and cultural dynamic.’ The British Academy’s prize pays £25,000 to its winner, Kapka Kassabova.
The UK’s relatively young Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize announces its shortlist, which honors nonfiction books that enhance ‘global cultural understanding.’
‘When nativism, populism, and xenophobia are on the march,’ the British Academy’s Al-Rodhan Prize has timely currency in the 2018 prize year. And US-based booksellers will travel to Frankfurter Buchmesse and the Turin Book Fair on Bookselling Without Borders scholarships.
The new jury chair of the Cundill History Prize, Peter Frankopan, on why history books and writing are important in this time of ‘shifting geopolitical sands.’
From ‘The Wonders of Dry Desert Plants’ and ‘The Cigarette: A Political History,’ the 2020 PROSE finalist titles cover a dizzying range of topics.
Tonight’s winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize for Nonfiction will walk away with a larger purse than last year’s. Six works are in contention.
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