Seeking ‘transformative fiction’ on contemporary issues, Aspen Literary Prize director Adrienne Brodeur says that serious literature creates empathy.
The UK’s Women’s Prize for Fiction digitally announces its shortlist for 2020, which includes big-name authors Hilary Mantel and Bernardine Evaristo.
The 2019 ‘The Beekeeper of Aleppo’ is by a daughter of Cypriot refugees and restates the still-young Aspen Words’ program’s internationalism.
Industry notes: The Rathbones Folio Prize winner talks about collectively reimagining our narratives, as programs reschedule their plans.
The still-young Aspen Words Literary Prize’s longlisted titles point up ‘humor in the midst of serious situations’–in issue-driven fiction.
Unusual for its focus on socially relevant fiction, the Aspen Words Literary Prize has six debuts among its 16 longlisted titles for 2020, is third year.
Three of the 25th Women’s Prize for Fiction jurors are authors, and the German Nonfiction Prize’s jury is the first for this new award.
The condemnation of the withdrawal of an award from author Kamila Shamsie on political grounds has gained momentum with a major objection from authors
A story of the ‘New South’ in the States, Tayari Jones’ ‘An American Marriage’ is about injustice, love, and family, its issues of race and class played out in Atlanta.
In the year that Kamila Shamsie once proposed as a ‘Year of Publishing Women,’ the Pakistani-British author has won the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018 for ‘Home Fire’ in London.
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