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Come back award shows – I’m missing the stars like Kristen Stewart

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The first mass use of the word “snub” in any given year ushers in award season for me. Hierdie jaar, Kristen Stewart has been snubbed, apparently, after the Screen Actors Guild failed to nominate her for a best actress a...

Use of ‘VIP lane’ to award Covid PPE contracts unlawful, high court rules

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The government’s operation of a “VIP lane” for suppliers of personal protective equipment during the coronavirus pandemic was illegal, het 'n hooggeregshofregter beslis. In a written judgment, handed down on Wednesday, Mrs...

Caleb Azumah Nelson wins Costa first novel award for Open Water

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Caleb Azumah Nelson was working part-time in the Apple Store in London when he decided to “take a gamble” on himself and try to write his first novel. On Tuesday evening, his debut, Open Water, was named winner of the...

Jarman award winner Jasmina Cibic: ‘Europe is collapsing in front of our eyes’

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There is a seam of dark humour whenever the Slovenian artist Jasmina Cibic is preparing to show her work in certain European countries. “They’re firing so many museum directors," sy sê, with a brittle smile, “so we...

John Agard becomes first poet to win BookTrust lifetime achievement award

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The Afro-Guyanese writer John Agard has become the first poet to receive the BookTrust lifetime achievement award. Agard, who was born in Georgetown, Guyana and moved to England in 1977, has been a fixture on the curr...

‘Delicious caper’ by Jesse Sutanto wins Comedy women in print award

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Jesse Sutanto has won the Comedy women in print prize, the UK’s only award for humorous writing by women, for her “deliciously frantic comedy caper” Dial A for Aunties. A blend of mystery and romantic comedy, Sutanto’...

Jailed Wuhan journalist Zhang Zhan nominated for RSF press freedom award

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The detained Chinese journalist Zhang Zhan has been nominated for a Reporters Without Borders (RSF) press freedom award for courage, recognising her work reporting from Wuhan in the early weeks of the pandemic, as cal...

GB se rolstoelrugbykampioene geniet kollig ná Paralimpiese Spele-toekenning

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Die sukses van Groot-Brittanje se rolstoelrugbyspan help om die persepsie van Paralimpiërs weg te skuif van "superhelde" en om bloot as elite-atlete gesien te word., volgens een van die span se st...

Derbyshire PC who risked life to stop dam collapsing wins bravery award

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A police officer in Derbyshire who risked his life to stop a dam from collapsing and sending billions of litres of water on to a nearby town has won an award for his bravery. PC Geoff Marshall put his life on the line...

Johnny Depp says ‘no one safe’ from cancel culture as he accepts lifetime achievement award

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Nobody is safe from the “instant rush to judgment” handed out by today’s cancel culture, Hollywood star Johnny Depp said Wednesday at a Spanish film festival where he accepted a lifetime achievement award. Depp, who l...

The new award from the Women’s prize should scrap its age limit

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Verlede week, the Women’s prize announced a new award in partnership with Good Housekeeping magazine. “Futures” will provide promotional support to 10 female writers of fiction in the UK and Ireland who have published on...

Tiny New Zealand airport that tells Māori love story in running for global design award

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A tiny regional airport in New Zealand that weaves a Māori story of love and longing into its architecture is in the running for a prestigious design award, up against international heavyweights including New York’s L...

Flora Rider, 9, becomes youngest winner of world marmalade award

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A nine-year-old girl has become the youngest ever winner of the world marmalade award, beating thousands of contestants from across the globe. Flora Rider from the Isle of Wight impressed the judges with her marmalade...

Jarman award shortlist 2021 tackles and transcends the Covid pandemic

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A year locked up inside has done nothing to diminish the scale and scope of this year’s Jarman award nominees, whose work reflects on our unusual times, whether addressing the pandemic directly or offering dazzling es...

Valeria Luiselli wins €100,000 Dublin literary award for Lost Children Archive

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Vroeër die jaar, a library in Barcelona submitted a nomination for its favourite book of the year: Mexican author Valeria Luiselli’s Lost Children Archive. Op Donderdag, thanks to Biblioteca Vila De Gràcia, Luiselli ...

Taylor Swift to become first female winner of global icon Brit award

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Taylor Swift is to become the first female artist to win the global icon Brit award. The US singer will be presented with the prize on Tuesday during the ceremony at the O2 Arena in London. She has been recognised f...

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