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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...

Carnegie medal shortlist spotlights real-life stories of friendship in challenging times

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The Costa-winning children’s book The Crossing by Manjeet Mann and Cane Warriors by former Guardian children’s fiction prize winner Alex Wheatle are among those in contention for this year’s Yoto Carnegie medal for th...

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...

‘Surprised and delighted’: poetry dominates Stella prize shortlist after change in rules

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Poetry is already dominating Australia’s Stella prize in its first year of being eligible, with three collections among the six shortlisted books up for the $50,000 literary award for women and non-binary writers. Aan ...

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

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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,...

International Booker prize shortlist delivers ‘awe and exhilaration’

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From Olga Tokarczuk’s epic about a man who claimed to be the messiah to Geetanjali Shree’s tale of a widow finding a new lease of life, female writers take the majority of places on this year’s International Booker pr...

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...

Turner prize: Trafalgar Square whipped cream and fly sculpture among shortlist

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The artist who installed the fourth plinth sculpture in Trafalgar Square featuring a dollop of whipped cream topped with a cherry, a drone and a fly has been shortlisted for this year’s Turner prize. Heather Phillipso...

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...

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..

Breadfruit, cherries and drag: this is a lip-smacking Turner prize shortlist

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What a good Turner prize shortlist this is. With artists engaging in photography, sculpture, moving image, installation, optrede, sound and the spoken word, what immediately strikes me, as well as their variety, a ...

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 ...

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...

Six ‘wonderfully diverse’ novels make the Women’s prize shortlist

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Six countries are represented on this year’s Women’s prize for fiction shortlist, with Meg Mason and Elif Shafak among those in the running for the £30,000 prize. The New Zealander and the Turkish-British author are u...

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...

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 ...

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