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Prince William’s Earthshot prize finalists include a schoolgirl and a city

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The first finalists in the Duke of Cambridge’s ambitious £50m global Earthshot prize to help repair the planet over the next 10 years have been announced and include a schoolgirl, a city and a country. The prestigious...

Stirling prize shortlist: from mosque stunner to neo-neolithic flats

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A mesmerising wooden mosque in Cambridge will go head to head with a Cornish footbridge and a cluster of black boatsheds in the Lake District, in this year’s battle for the UK’s best new building. Joining them in the ...

Nadifa Mohamed is sole British writer to make Booker prize shortlist

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Just one British author has made the shortlist for this year’s Booker prize: Nadifa Mohamed, who was chosen for her third novel The Fortune Men, a reimagining of the true story of a Somali seaman who was wrongfully co...

Who has won the Turner prize and an Oscar? El cuestionario del fin de semana

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1 Who has won the Turner prize and an Oscar?2 Where are the Meroë pyramids?3 Who is the world’s richest female entertainer?4 Uranium, polonium and radium were first discovered in what mineral?5 Which sport was made co...

Arlo Parks’ warm voice and diaristic lyrics rightly earn her the Mercury prize

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El año pasado, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, the Mercury prize unexpectedly enjoyed a moment in the mainstream spotlight: in lieu of an actual ceremony, it was hoisted from the netherworld of BBC Four and newspaper ...

Upside down rhinos and nose-clearing orgasm studies win Ig Nobel prize

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Groundbreaking studies into how well beards soften punches to the face, the benefits of transporting rhinoceroses upside down, and orgasms as a nasal decongestant were honoured on Thursday night with one of the most c...

UK scientists win £2.2m Breakthrough prize for DNA reading advances

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Two British researchers have won the most lucrative prize in science for work that dramatically improved the speed and reduced the cost of reading DNA, the molecular instructions for life. Sir Shankar Balasubramanian ...

Britain’s imperial legacy in spotlight of Baillie Gifford non-fiction prize

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Sathnam Sanghera’s exploration of Britain’s imperial past, Empireland, a bestseller that is being donated to secondary schools across the UK, has made it on to the longlist for the UK’s top non-fiction award, the Bail...

TV esta noche: who will win the 2021 Mercury prize?

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The annual music award returns from London’s Eventim Apollo, hosted once again by Lauren Laverne. The bookies’ favourites include prolific production collective Sault and Brit award-winner Celeste, who is nominated f...

Susanna Clarke’s Piranesi is a triumphantly unusual Women’s prize winner

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This year’s Women’s prize produced a notably strong shortlist, led by Brit Bennett’s landmark saga of racism and family in the US, The Vanishing Half; along with Patricia Lockwood’s hilariously barbed satire of intern...

Evangelicals are one step closer to the ultimate prize: ending abortion in America

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Thanks to the supreme court’s refusal to act on a new Texas law, American evangelicals are now one step closer to achieving a goal they have pursued for generations: the end of legal abortion in the United States. El...

4thWrite short story prize goes to ‘bold and striking new voice’ Gift Nyoni

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Gift Nyoni has won the 2021 4thWrite prize for his short story The Ritual Seat of the King, a “wise, subtle and intimate” look at how the life of a young boy changes as the Rhodesian civil war comes to an end. The Zim...

Louise Glück: Poems 1962-2020 review – a grand introduction to the Nobel prize winner

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When Louise Glück won the Nobel prize last year, she was, to many in the UK, an unknown quantity. Even though she had been garlanded with literary awards in the US and faithfully published by Carcanet in Britain, she ...

The Guardian view on the Art Fund Museums Prize: serving communities

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In living memory, there has been no worse year for museums and galleries, along with many other arts organisations. With closure forced on them by the pandemic, they were unable to earn money from ticket sales, shops ...

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

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La semana pasada, 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...

Naomi Osaka to donate prize earnings to Haiti earthquake relief efforts

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The tennis star Naomi Osaka has announced that she will donate prize earnings from her next tournament to support relief efforts in Haiti, where a 7.2 magnitude earthquake killed at least 1,297 people over the weekend...

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