Category: United Kingdom

  • Book Digest: Pam Williams, Elizabeth-Jane Burnett, Colson Whitehead, Armindo António

    Book Digest: Pam Williams, Elizabeth-Jane Burnett, Colson Whitehead, Armindo António

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Pam Williams, Elizabeth-Jane Burnett, Colson Whitehead, and Armindo António. A Trace of Sun Book by Pam Williams Publisher:  Legend PressDate:  March 1, 2024Genre:  FictionLanguage:  EnglishWhere to find it:  Legend Press, Pam Williams Pam Williams studied fashion at London’s…

  • Yepoka Yeebo wins UK’s Jhalak Prize 2024

    Yepoka Yeebo wins UK’s Jhalak Prize 2024

    Yepoka Yeebo was announced as the UK’s Jhalak Prize winner in London, UK on Thursday, May 30, 2024. The Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour is an annual literary prize awarded to British or British-resident BAME (Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic) writers created by writers Sunny Singh and Nikesh…

  • Diana Evans to headline Africa Writes Exeter 2024

    Diana Evans to headline Africa Writes Exeter 2024

    Diana Evans is the headline act at Africa Writes Exeter 2024 which runs in Exeter, UK from June 7 – 9, 2024. Africa Writes, a program of the Royal African Society, is the UK’s leading platform celebrating the best contemporary African writing. Since 2012, they have hosted literary festivals in London and Bristol. As part…

  • Caleb Azumah Nelson wins Dylan Thomas Prize 2024

    Caleb Azumah Nelson wins Dylan Thomas Prize 2024

    Caleb Azumah Nelson’s novel Small Worlds was declared the Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize 2024 winner on Thursday, May 16, 2024. Dylan Thomas was a Welsh poet and writer who became widely popular in his lifetime and remained so after his premature death at 39. The International Dylan Thomas Prize aimed at encouraging raw creative…

  • Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenya on Arthur C Clarke Award 2024 shortlist.

    Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenya on Arthur C Clarke Award 2024 shortlist.

    Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenya’s novel Chain-Gang-All-Stars is on the Arthur C Clarke shortlist announced on Monday, May 13, 2024. The Arthur C. Clarke Award is the most prestigious award for science fiction in Britain for a book first published in the United Kingdom. The award, established with a generous grant given by Sir Arthur C. Clarke,…

  • Book Digest: Mamle Wolo, Aiwanose Odafen, Nincemon Fallé, Salena Godden

    Book Digest: Mamle Wolo, Aiwanose Odafen, Nincemon Fallé, Salena Godden

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Mamle Wolo, Aiwanose Odafen, Nincemon Fallé, and Salena Godden. Ces soleils ardents by Nincemon Fallé Publisher:  Jean-Claude LattèsDate:  March 20, 2024Genre:  FictionLanguage:  FrenchWhere to find it:  Jean-Claude Lattès Nincemon Fallé Nincemon Fallé was born in eastern Cote D’Ivoire…

  • Atinuke, Kingsley Nebechi win at the British Book Awards 2024

    Atinuke, Kingsley Nebechi win at the British Book Awards 2024

    Atinuke and Kingsley Nebechi won in their category at the British Book Awards 2024 in London, UK on Monday, May 13, 2024. The British Book Awards or Nibbies have undergone two name changes and ownerships since it was founded by Fred Newman in 1990. It has been owned by Agile Marketing, who renamed it the…

  • Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2024 shortlist announced

    Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2024 shortlist announced

    Kai Thomas and Kevin Jared Hosein are on the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2024 shortlist announced on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. The Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction is a British literary award created by the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch, whose ancestors were closely linked to Scottish author Sir Walter Scott, generally…

  • Jhalak Prize 2024 shortlists announced.

    Jhalak Prize 2024 shortlists announced.

    The shortlists for the UK’s Jhalak Prize were announced on Thursday, April 18, 2024. These are the writers of African descent in the running. The Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour is an annual literary prize awarded to British or British-resident BAME (Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic) writers created…

  • Book Digest: Percival Everett, Efua Traore, Ayi Renaud Dossavi, Khadijetou Sall

    Book Digest: Percival Everett, Efua Traore, Ayi Renaud Dossavi, Khadijetou Sall

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Percival Everett, Efua Traore, Ayi Renaud Dossavi, and Khadejatou Sall. James by Percival Everett Publisher:  DoubledayDate:  March 19, 2024Genre:  FictionLanguage:  EnglishWhere to find it:  Penguin Random House Percival Everett Percival Everett is a Distinguished Professor of English at…

  • Book Digest: Ama Asantewa Diaka, Nathi Ngubane, Conceição Lima, Hussain Ahmed

    Book Digest: Ama Asantewa Diaka, Nathi Ngubane, Conceição Lima, Hussain Ahmed

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Ama Asantewa Diaka, Nathi Ngubane, Conceição Lima, and Hussain Ahmed. From the river to the sea by Nathi NgubanePublisher: Social Media BanditDate:  February 16, 2024Genre:  Nonfiction, Children’s Book,Language:  EnglishWhere to find it: Social Media Bandit, Hikmah,  Suhayla Nathi…

  • Tiya Miles, Safiya Sinclair on UK’s Women’s Prize for Non-Fiction 2024 shortlist

    Tiya Miles, Safiya Sinclair on UK’s Women’s Prize for Non-Fiction 2024 shortlist

    Tiya Miles and Safiya Sinclair are on the shortlist for the Women’s Prize for Non-Fiction 2024 announced on Wednesday, March 27, 2024. The Women’s Prize founded in 1996 is one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the United Kingdom. It is awarded annually to a female author of any nationality for the best original…

  • Ayòbámi Adébáyò, Caleb Azumah Nelson on Dylan Thomas Prize 2024 shortlist

    Ayòbámi Adébáyò, Caleb Azumah Nelson on Dylan Thomas Prize 2024 shortlist

    Ayòbámi Adébáyò and Caleb Azumah Nelson are on the shortlist for the Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize 2024 announced on Thursday, March 21, 2024. Dylan Thomas was a Welsh poet and writer who became widely popular in his lifetime and remained so after his premature death at the age of 39. The International Dylan Thomas…

  • Jhalak Prize 2024 longlists announced.

    Jhalak Prize 2024 longlists announced.

    The longlists for the Jhalak Prize were announced on Thursday, March 14, 2024. These are the writers of African descent in the running. The Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour is an annual literary prize awarded to British or British-resident BAME (Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic) writers created by…

  • Book Digest: Scholastique Mukasonga, Scholar V Akinyi, Nkateko Masinga, Michael Donkor

    Book Digest: Scholastique Mukasonga, Scholar V Akinyi, Nkateko Masinga, Michael Donkor

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Scholastique Mukasonga, Scholar V Akinyi, Nkateko Masinga, and Michael Donkor. Grow Where They Fall by Michael Donkor Publisher:  PenguinDate:  March 7, 2024Genre:  FictionLanguage:  EnglishWhere to find it:  Penguin Michael Donkor Michael Donkor was born in London to Ghanaian…