Ten years in operation, the Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature is among the world’s highest paying prizes in the field, just as Canada’s Cundill Prize is in history awards.
The three finalists named for the Cundill History Prize focus on ‘big issues’ all of which have relevance to challenges dogging many societies today.
The Montreal-based Cundill History Prize longlist includes historians’ looks at Islamic culture, US evangelical faith, the Attica Prison uprising, and more.
‘We need the perspective of fine historical writing more than ever,’ says Rana Mitter, a juror for the 10th-anniversary Cundill History Prize.
In ‘formulating questions and providing warnings,’ Canadian author Margaret MacMillan’s work embodies the importance of history in today’s political moment.
Open to writers under 35, the 2020 UK Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year honor goes to poet Jay Bernard for the collection ‘Surge.’
More than 120,000 writers in 33 unions and associations are represented in a new statement of support for Belarusian writers.
The unrest in Belarus has alarmed humanitarian activists and the European authors’ association, as political pressure mounts in Minsk.
An Indigenous language based in Paraguay yields poetic musings from a tongue in which ‘word’ and ‘soul’ are the same.
From ‘The Wonders of Dry Desert Plants’ and ‘The Cigarette: A Political History,’ the 2020 PROSE finalist titles cover a dizzying range of topics.