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Judges announced for the Portico Prize for Literature

£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 […]

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OSHER: My journey to Judaism

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 […]

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Georgia’s Fantastic Tavern: Where Europe Meets Asia

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 […]

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Imperial Intimacies: A Tale of Two Islands by Hazel V. Carby wins the British Academy’s £25,000 Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding 2020

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 […]

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The British Academy announces Shortlist for The Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding 2020

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 […]

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Jessica Andrews wins THE PORTICO PRIZE FOR LITERATURE 2020 for debut novel Saltwater

Jessica Andrews wins
for debut novel Saltwater

@ThePortico #porticoprize  “powerful, provocative and poignant” Thursday 23 January, MANCHESTER: Jessica Andrews has won The Portico Prize for Literature – the UK’s only award for outstanding literature that best evokes the spirit of the North. She takes home the £10,000 prize for her debut novel Saltwater. The announcement was made at an evening ceremony at the Portico […]

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Patrick Wright to Chair the British Academy’s Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding 2020 and Channel 4 News presenter Fatima Manji joins jury

Prize opens for submissions today, Thursday 23 January Writer and broadcaster Professor Patrick Wright is to chair the jury of the Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding 2020, the British Academy’s prestigious non-fiction book prize. Submissions are open from today, Thursday 23 January. Wright, who is Emeritus Professor of Literature and History at […]

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