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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...

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...

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...

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 ...

Sky Brown, Jude Bellingham and Ellie Challis make up Young Spoty shortlist

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Sky Brown, the 13-year-old skateboarder who became Great Britain’s youngest Olympic medallist of all time at this summer’s Tokyo Games, has been named on the three-strong shortlist for the BBC’s young sports personali...

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, ...

'Ek het steeds geen idee wat zig-a-zig-ah beteken nie'?'Ek het steeds geen idee wat zig-a-zig-ah beteken nie'

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'Ek het steeds geen idee wat zig-a-zig-ah beteken nie'? 'Ek het steeds geen idee wat zig-a-zig-ah beteken nie', 'Ek het steeds geen idee wat zig-a-zig-ah beteken nie'.

Damon Galgut and Colm Tóibín join ‘rich and large’ Rathbones Folio prize shortlist

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Damon Galgut, who won the Booker last year for his portrait of a white South African family imploding, is now in the running for rival literary award the Rathbones Folio prize. The South African author’s The Promise i...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

Engineering the future: meet the Africa prize shortlist innovators

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From a solar-powered crib that treats jaundiced babies to fibre made from water hyacinth that absorbs oil spills, innovators from nine African countries have been shortlisted for the Royal Academy of Engineering’s 202...

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...

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...

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....

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