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Cosy crime and Greek myth retellings: the Waterstones book of the year shortlist

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There’s a sleepy town, a murder and multiple twists, but the latest slice of cosy crime heading for the bestseller charts isn’t by Richard Osman, but from newcomer Janice Hallett, who has just been tipped for the top ...

French book prize under fire after judge’s partner makes shortlist

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The jury for France’s top literary prize, the Goncourt, has been engulfed in a row over ethical breaches after the shortlist included a book by the boyfriend of one of the judges. The same judge wrote a scathing revie...

Nadifa Mohamed is die enigste Britse skrywer wat die Booker -pryslys gehaal het

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Net een Britse skrywer het die kortlys gehaal vir die Booker -prys van vanjaar: Maak Mohamed skoon, wat gekies is vir haar derde roman The Fortune Men, 'n herontwerp van die ware verhaal van 'n Somaliese seeman wat verkeerdelik meegewerk het..

Australian bird of the year 2021: nominate your favourite for the shortlist

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Bird of the year is back! The Guardian/BirdLife Australia poll for 2021 will begin on 27 September with a list of 50 shortlisted species. In 2017 the magpie fought off strong support for the white ibis to win. In 2019...

4thWrite short story prize reveals ‘engaging and provocative’ 2021 shortlist

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The fallout from civil war invades the London home of a high-flying Sri Lankan couple. An elderly Jamaican woman faces up bravely to the inhumanity of deportation. And a young black man struggles to own his sexuality,...

Mercury prize 2021: first-time nominees dominate shortlist

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Chart-topping albums by Wolf Alice, Celeste and Mogwai feature in nominations for the 2021 Mercury prize, one of the most prestigious music awards in the UK. In a diverse list that ranges across jazz, soul, rap, elect...

Shortlist revealed for planned £1m Windrush monument in London

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A series of proposals for a monument to the Windrush generation have been unveiled, with one of four entries, which include bronze statues of families standing on their suitcases and stilt-walking figures, expected to...

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...

Vorige poësiepryse is 'n kortlys van voormalige jongmense-wenner Caleb Femi

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Caleb Femi, die voormalige jongmenswenner vir Londen, is op die kortlys vir een van die gesogte Forward-pryse vir poësie vir sy eerste bundel Poor, 'n verkenning van die grootword van Swart in Peckham. Femi, ...

Fourth plinth shortlist includes huge rocket and casts of 850 trans women

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Casts of the faces of 850 transgender women, abandoned concrete grain silos and an enormous space rocket are among artists’ ideas for the next fourth plinth commission in Trafalgar Square. Organisers of the popular co...

Women’s prize for fiction shortlist entirely first-time nominees

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This year’s shortlist for the Women’s prize for fiction is made up of authors who have never been nominated for the award before, with Yaa Gyasi, Susanna Clarke and Patricia Lockwood among those competing for £30,000....

International Booker prize shortlist led by books ‘pushing the boundaries’ of fiction

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From Maria Stepanova’s family memoir to a historical essay by Éric Vuillard, this year’s shortlist for the International Booker prize for translated fiction is highlighting works that “are really pushing the boundarie...

Debutskrywers oorheers oor 'buitengewone’ Dylan Thomas-pryslys

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Van Kate Elizabeth Russell se verkenning van 'n beledigende verhouding, My Donker Vanessa, aan Raven Leilani’s Luster, 'n blik op wat dit beteken om vandag 'n swart duisendjarige vrou in Amerika te wees, die kortlys vir die Swansea ...

Mexican artist who shines bloody light on drug violence on fourth plinth shortlist

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Teresa Margolles one of six Trafalgar Square contenders to make ‘strikingly international’ list A Mexican artist whose work powerfully and sometimes bloodily shines light on the violence of drug-related organised crim...