14th July 2014
The Caine Prize for African Writing has gone to Kenyan author Okwiri Oduor for short story My Father's Head, which the judges called Joycean in its reach." She is working on her first novel
The Miles Franklin Literary Award is Australia’s most prestigious literary award, and was established through the will of the writer Stella Miles Franklin, best known for her novel My Brilliant Career. The bequest came as surprise to the literary world as Franklin had told nobody – save her trustees – of her plans
The Scotiabank Giller Prize is the richest prize for fiction in Canada. It is named in honour of the late literary journalist Doris Giller and was founded in 1994 by her husband, Toronto businessman Jack Rabinovitch. From the long list of 12, chosen from 161 submissions, the short list of 6 was announced on 6th October. The winner will receive $100,000 and the remaining 5 $10,000 each
was founded by five notable Canadian writers — Margaret Atwood, Pierre Berton, Graeme Gibson, Margaret Laurence, and David Young to celebrate the talent and achievements of novelists and poets, biographers and other non-fiction writers.
The Trust administers 10 prize funds which together form Canada’s largest privately-funded collection of literary awards. It also runs Berton House, Canada’s northernmost writers’ retreat
went to Naomi Klein's This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate. The prize was worth $60,000
The 2014 Award winners will be announced in Toronto on 4th November, and the entry details for 2015 will be available by May
On 3td October it was announced that the 2014 winner was Margaret MacMillan "based on the merits of her published work and her contributions to fostering the next generation of literary talent."
The Fairs have been organized since 1967, and profits go towards sponsoring the secondary education of underprivileged girls in over 40 countries. Authentic ethnic food and gifts on sale
EUPL is open to countries participating in Creative Europe
Each of the 13 winners get 5,000 euros, but also, "their publishers are encouraged to apply for EU funding to have the books translated into other languages to reach new markets."
The other "best new and emerging authors in Europe" named are: Ben Blushi (Albania); Milen Ruskov (Bulgaria); Jan Nemec (Czech Republic); Makis Tsitas (Greece); Oddný Eir (Iceland); Janis Jonevs (Latvia); Armin Öhri (Liechtenstein); Pierre J. Mejlak (Malta); Ognjen Spahic (Montenegro); a href="http://www.marentedemoor.nl"> Marente de Moor (The Netherlands); Uglješa Šajtinac (Serbia); and Birgül Oguz (Turkey)
In a related announcement, one of the 2013 European Union Prize for Literature winners - Katri Lipson's literary thriller The Ice Cream Man is being published now in English as part of "a commitment to bringing exceptional works of crime fiction from Finnish authors into English through 2015," as Finland is featured as the Frankfurt Book Fair guest of honor this year (2014>
This year's EUPL winners will be presented with their awards during a gala ceremony at the Concert Noble in Brussels on 18 November, in the presence of the European Commissioner for Education and Culture, members of the European Parliament and representatives of the Italian Presidency of the EU
On 3rd July, 2012 the Mexican Government anounced that it had created a $250k Literary Prize to honour Carlos Fuentes. It would be awarded on 11th November each year, the date on which the late author had been born
It is in recognition of a man who made Mexico greater," the president of the National Culture and Arts Council, or Conaculta, Consuelo Saizar, said
Canadian born Booker Prize Winner Eleanor Catton won the 2014 Fiction category with The Luminaries. She is using the NZ$15,000 prize money (around £7,500) to set up a grant to give writers 'time to read'
are conducted walks around London
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