The Liber 2019 Awards in October will honor Mexico’s Juan Villoro, and the US-based Sisters in Crime names a new Taylor Bland prize winner.
Mia Manansala, a writer of crime fiction featuring a Filipina-American sleuth, has been named the 2018 Eleanor Taylor Bland Award for writers of color.
‘The stratagems of politics, marriage, war, dynastic calculation, and religious oppression,’ say the jurors, put Giles Tremlett over the top for the Elizabeth Longford Prize. And Sisters in Crime makes a change in who can apply for the Eleanor Taylor Bland grant.
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.
Open to female and male writers of color, the Eleanor Taylor Bland annually goes to an unpublished writer working on a mystery-in-progress.
Open to women and men of color, the Eleanor Taylor Bland Award is open to worldwide submissions. Fodor’s international distribution goes to Ingram.