Category: Mauritius

  • Ananda Devi wins Neustadt International Prize for Literature 2024

    Ananda Devi wins Neustadt International Prize for Literature 2024

    Ananda Devi was declared the winner of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature 2024 on Tuesday, October 24, 2023. The Neustadt International Prize for Literature is a biennial award sponsored by the United States University of Oklahoma and its international literary publication, World Literature Today. The prize for adult literature is awarded to a living…

  • Ananda Devi receives Prix de la langue Française 2023.

    Ananda Devi receives Prix de la langue Française 2023.

    Ananda Devi was awarded Prix de la Langue Française 2023 on Thursday, October 19, 2023. Prix de la langue Française is a French language prize that distinguishes a personality from the literary, artistic or scientific world, whose work contributes significantly to illustrating the quality and beauty of the French language. An initiative of the city…

  • US National Translation Awards 2023 shortlists announced.

    US National Translation Awards 2023 shortlists announced.

    Monique Ilboudo, Iman Mersal, and Ananda Devi are on the shortlists for the US National Translation Awards 2023 announced on Wednesday, October 11, 2023. The National Translation Award is awarded annually in poetry and in prose to literary translators who have made an outstanding contribution to literature in English by masterfully recreating the artistic force…

  • Morland Writing Scholarships 2023 shortlists announced.

    Morland Writing Scholarships 2023 shortlists announced.

    The shortlists for the Morland Writing Scholarships 2023 were announced on Thursday, October 12, 2023. The Morland Writing Scholarships for African Writers, popularly referred to as the Morland Writing Scholarship, is an opportunity to allow writers to finish a manuscript. Scholars writing fiction receive a grant of £18,000, paid monthly over twelve months while those…

  • Prix Médicis 2023 first selection announced

    Prix Médicis 2023 first selection announced

    Ananda Devi, Lisette Lombé, and Salma El Moumni are on the first selection for the Prix Médicis 2023 announced on Thursday, September 21, 2022. The Prix Médicis was founded by Gala Barbisan and Jean-Pierre Giraudoux to recognise a novel, a story, a collection of short stories whose author begins or does not yet have a…

  • Prix Renaudot 2023 first selection announced

    Prix Renaudot 2023 first selection announced

    Gaëlle Bélem, Eric Chacour, Nathacha Appanah, and Elgas are on the first selection for Prix Renaudot 2023 announced on Thursday, September 7, 2023. Prix Renaudot is a French literary prize awarded to the author of an outstanding original novel published during the previous year. It was created in 1926 by ten art critics awaiting the…

  • Prix Ivoire for African Literature 2023 finalists announced.

    Prix Ivoire for African Literature 2023 finalists announced.

    The finalists for Prix Ivoire for African Literature in Francophone Expression 2023, Cote D’Ivoire’s leading literary prize, were announced in Abidjan on August 17, 2023. The Prix Ivoire for African Literature in Francophone Expression or simply Prix Ivoire is a literary award created by Akwaba Culture, an Ivorian law association in 2008. Open to writers…

  • Ananda Devi wins Grand Prix de l’Héroïne Madame Figaro 2023

    Ananda Devi wins Grand Prix de l’Héroïne Madame Figaro 2023

    Ananda Devi’s novel Sylvia P was named the winner in her category at the Grand Prix de l’Héroïne Madame Figaro 2023 on Thursday, June 15, 2023. Grand Prix de l’Héroïne Madame Figaro is a French literary prize that celebrates new heroines in French and foreign literature handed out annually by the magazine Madame Figaro. Three…

  • Chris Abani, Ananda Devi on Neustadt International Prize for Literature 2024 shortlist.

    Chris Abani, Ananda Devi on Neustadt International Prize for Literature 2024 shortlist.

    Chris Abani and Ananda Devi are on the shortlist for the Neustadt International Prize for Literature 2024 announced on Thursday, May 25, 2023. The Neustadt International Prize for Literature is a biennial award sponsored by the United States’ University of Oklahoma and its international literary publication, World Literature Today. The prize for adult literature, is…

  • Book digest: Tsitsi Dangarembga, Krystle Zara Appiah, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Nathacha Appanah

    Book digest: Tsitsi Dangarembga, Krystle Zara Appiah, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Nathacha Appanah

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Tsitsi Dangarembga, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Krystle Zara Appiah, and Nathacha Appanah. Black and Female by Tsitsi Dangarembga Publisher: Graywolf PressPublication Date:  January 17, 2023Genre: Nonfiction, EssaysLanguage: English  Where to find it: Graywolf Press Tsitsi Dangarembga Tsitsi Dangarembga’s debut…

  • Book Digest: TL Huchu, Priya Hein, Geovani Martins, Chikodili Emelumadu

    Book Digest: TL Huchu, Priya Hein, Geovani Martins, Chikodili Emelumadu

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with new books from TL Huchu, Priya Hein, Geovani Martins, and Chikodili Emelumadu. Our Lady of Mysterious Ailments by TL Huchu Publisher: MacmillanPublication Date:  Original date: March 3, 2022, US date: February 21, 2023Genre: MysteryLanguage: English  Where to find it: Macmillan.…

  • Fiston Mwanza Mujila, Khal Torabully on Sarah Maguire Prize 2022 shortlist

    Fiston Mwanza Mujila, Khal Torabully on Sarah Maguire Prize 2022 shortlist

    Fiston Mwanza Mujila and Khal Torabully are on the shortlist for the Sarah Maguire Prize 2022 announced on September 22, 2022. The Sarah Maguire Prize for Poetry in Translation is an international biennial award for the best book of poetry in English translation by a living poet from beyond Europe. It was established in the…

  • Afritondo Short Story Prize 2022 shortlist announced.

    Afritondo Short Story Prize 2022 shortlist announced.

    The shortlist for the Afritondo Short Story Prize 2022 was made public on Friday, March 4, 2022. Afritondo, a platform that aims to connect with and tell the stories of African and black minority populations across the globe, is the founder of the Afritondo Short Story Prize. Previous winners have been Jarred Thompson and Desta…

  • Afritondo Short Story Prize 2022 longlist announced.

    Afritondo Short Story Prize 2022 longlist announced.

    The longlist for the Afritondo Short Story Prize 2022 has been announced today, January 31, 2022. Afritondo, a platform that aims to connect with and tell the stories of African and black minority populations across the globe, is the founder of the Afritondo Short Story Prize. Previous winners have been Jarred Thompson and Desta Haile.…

  • Priya Hein wins Mauritius’ Prix Jean Fanchette 2021

    Priya Hein wins Mauritius’ Prix Jean Fanchette 2021

    Priya Hein’s Riambel was declared the winner of Prix Jean Fanchette 2021 on Monday, October 25, 2021. The Jean Fanchette Prize was created by the municipality of Beau-Bassin Rose-Hill (Mauritius), in honour of poet, psychoanalyst and publisher Jean Fanchette who was from Mauritius in 1992.  Fanchette, who died in 1992, wrote books like Osmoses (1954),…