Poetry can ‘focus our attention and become a small present (in both senses of the word) in the middle of change,’ says one of the 12 poets selected for the UK’s BBC Local Radio participation in Forward Arts’ National Poetry Day 2018.
Dedicated to ‘exploring the artistic and social power of creative writing,’ Norwich’s National Centre for Writing, is having its formal launch week in its redeveloped new home that includes the 15th-century Dragon Hall.
The Oxford English Dictionary is announcing more than 900 new ‘words, senses, and subentries’. And the Aldus network in Europe has added a worldwide translation grant finder for publishers.
The five-person jury of history experts on why history writing is important and how they will choose this year’s winner of the Cundill History Prize.
Tramp Press, a small publisher in Ireland, found a winner with Mike McCormack’s ‘Solar Bones’. The book, passed over by larger publishers, has won the International Dublin Award.
The winner of the second iteration of the Albertine Prize for French literature translated into English is announced in New York, as six guest curators are named in the UK for this year’s Cheltenham Literature Festival.
Saying that it’s ‘invested in ensuring a culturally and creatively diverse shortlist.’ the Rebecca Swift Foundation opens its new Women Poet’s Prize for entries with a deadline of July 23.
‘Diverse publishing culture of Bangladesh is at risk,’ says the International Publishers Association, condemning the murder of publisher Shahzahan Bachchu.
With its Authors’ Awards not only for younger writers but also one for a first-time novelist older than 40, the Society of Authors releases shortlists for more than £98,000 in literary awards.
The husband-wife team of Aleida and Jan Assmann, both authors and researchers, are known for their work in “cultural memory” and its contrast in many instances to individual experience and recollection in society.