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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 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...

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. Nel 2017 the magpie fought off strong support for the white ibis to win. Nel 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...

Forward poetry prizes shortlist former young people’s laureate Caleb Femi

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Caleb Femi, the former young people’s laureate for London, has been shortlisted for one of the prestigious Forward prizes for poetry for his first collection Poor, an exploration of growing up Black 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...

Debut authors dominate on ‘extraordinaryDylan Thomas prize shortlist

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From Kate Elizabeth Russell’s exploration of an abusive relationship, My Dark Vanessa, to Raven Leilani’s Luster, a look at what it means to be a black millennial woman in America today, the shortlist for the 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...