The winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize is a Columbia University MFA graduate who specializes in motherhood in Sri Lanka.
A debut and a long-honored veteran of short stories take the 2021 top honors provided by the Washington-based PEN/Faulkner Foundation.
Thirty-five winners are named in this year’s round of specialized book awards administered by the Society of Authors.
Called ‘funny and angry,’ Raven Leilani’s ‘Luster’ wins the £20,000 Dylan Thomas, an internationally watched emerging-artist honor.
Translator Larissa Kyzer’s curation of Icelandic writings from the past five years describes ‘a harbor both outward- and inward-looking.’
Now offering a still-substantial purse of £20,000 for the winner, the Dylan Thomas Prize names its 2021 shortlist of ‘bold, inventive’ novels.
Since 2008, writes co-guest editor Scott Shanahan, translation from the Galician region in northwestern Spain has doubled.
The Jhalak Prize program, for five years honoring writers of color, this year adds a specific new recognition for children’s and YA books.
Roffey’s book, based on a Taino legend, is set in 1976 on the Caribbean island of Black Conch. Tessa Sheridan has won the Short Story Award.
Among publishers, HarperCollins’ 4th Estate leads in this year’s Dylan Thomas longlist, with three of the 12 titles announced today.