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, […]
@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 […]
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 […]
Monday 9 December The shortlist for The Portico Prize for Literature – the UK’s only award for outstanding literature that best evokes the spirit of the North – is announced today, Monday 9 December. The six books on the shortlist for the £10,000 prize, once described as ‘the Booker of the North’, […]
Monday 4 November Kerry Hudson, Nell Stevens and Sathnam Sanghera to judge 12 longlisted writers to showcase work at Foyles, London Winner’s prize includes £1,500 and Arvon course @STWevents #LifeWritingPrize Spread the Word’s annual writing competition – the Life Writing Prize – opens for submissions today, Monday 4 November. Now in its […]