Eight debuts across list of 14 books The longlist for The Portico Prize for Literature – the UK’s only award for outstanding Northern writing – is announced today, Tuesday 28 September, 2021. The £10,000 biennial prize is open to new works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry that best evoke the spirit of […]
The British Academy’s £25,000 international non-fiction book prize Global shortlist of four exceptional writers exploring: the impact of revolution and empire on the global South the modern colonial nation and its part in the creation of permanent minorities racism in America as viewed through the works and example of James Baldwin the […]
£10,000 award for outstanding Northern writing Judges are Sarah Hall, Momtaza Mehri, Melanie Sykes, Anita Singh and Gary Younge Deadline for submissions: 31 July 2021 The Portico Library in Manchester is pleased to announce the panel of judges for the Portico Prize for Literature, as it opens for entries today, Tuesday 8 […]
By Tetiana Michaels Publication date: 22 April 2021 “The tender story of a woman who feels that in converting to Judaism, she is coming home. A love letter about family, faith and osher – happiness” Sherri Mandell, award-winning author Osher, the Hebrew word for ‘joy, fortunate, blessing’, is the truthful, moving story […]
25-28 February 2021 An online festival of Georgian writers from the Caucasus, with music and food, inspired by the café culture of the first democratic republic of 1918-21 Festival marks centenary of Soviet invasion of Georgia and 30th anniversary of independence Katie Melua to open festival with specially recorded song in Georgian […]
Barchester Towers voted world’s favourite Anthony Trollope novel. Fans of Anthony Trollope have voted Barchester Towers their favourite novel in a campaign by the Trollope Society to encourage more readers worldwide to “Pick-Up-A-Trollope”.
A history of British Empire, told through one woman’s family story “This book, examining the legacies of British imperialism both here and in the island of Jamaica, could not be more timely nor more important.” Professor Sir David Cannadine, Historian and President of the British Academy AlRodhan @BritishAcademy_ 18.30h GMT Tuesday 27 […]
Tuesday 08 September 2020 The British Academy’s international non-fiction book prize Global shortlist of five writers explores the legacies of Empire around the world, including the plight and resistance of indigenous peoples, and the new understanding of human culture pioneered by the groundbreaking anthropologists of the early 20th century BBC Radio 4’s […]
Lorelei Goulding, from Shepton Mallet in Somerset, is the winner of Spread the Word’s national writing competition, the Life Writing Prize 2020, for Birdie. Now in its fourth year, the Life Writing Prize, in association with Goldsmiths Writers’ Centre, was established to find and develop the best new life writing from emerging writers.
@STWevents @spreadthewordwriters #LifeWritingPrize The longlist for Spread the Word’s annual Life Writing Prize is announced today, Wednesday 22 April. At the same time, Spread the Word announces a number of new initiatives to support writers working in isolation. Now in its fourth year, the Life Writing Prize, in association with Goldsmiths Writers’ Centre, […]