Category: World Literature

  • Colson Whitehead’s “The Nickel Boys” wins Kirkus Prize 2019.

    Colson Whitehead’s “The Nickel Boys” wins Kirkus Prize 2019.

    Colson Whitehead’s novel The Nickel Boys was announced the winner in the fiction category of the Kirkus Prize 2019 on October 24, 2019. Kirkus Reviews is a US book review magazine, founded in 1933 by Virginia Kirkus, that publishes previews of books prior to their publication. The Kirkus Prize was created to celebrate the years…

  • Leila Aboulela on Saltire Literary Awards 2019 shortlists.

    Leila Aboulela on Saltire Literary Awards 2019 shortlists.

    Leila Aboulela is on the Saltire Literary Awards 2019 shortlists announced on October 25, 2019, for her book Bird Summons. The Saltire Literary Awards were founded to recognise books which are either by “living authors of Scottish descent or residing in Scotland,” or which deal with “the work or life of a Scot or with…

  • Najwa Bin Shatwan, Sawad Hussain are ArabLit Story Prize 2019 winners.

    Najwa Bin Shatwan, Sawad Hussain are ArabLit Story Prize 2019 winners.

    Najwa Bin Shatwan and Sawad Hussain have been announced as the winners of the ArabLit Story Prize 2019 for The Sharp Bend at Al-Bakur today October 15, 2019. The ArabLit Story Prize, founded in 2018 by Arablit.org, celebrates the best short stories, in any genre, newly translated from Arabic into English. The first edition of…

  • Olga Tokarczuk, Peter Handke win Nobel Prize for Literature for 2018, 2019.

    Olga Tokarczuk, Peter Handke win Nobel Prize for Literature for 2018, 2019.

    Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke have been announced as the winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature for 2018 and 2019 respectively today October 10, 2019. The Nobel Prize was founded by Alfred Nobel the Swedish businessman, chemist, engineer, inventor, and philanthropist. Every year since 1901, the prize is handed out in the categories of…

  • Tbilisi, Georgia is UNESCO World Book Capital 2021.

    Tbilisi, Georgia is UNESCO World Book Capital 2021.

    UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay announced Tbilisi, Georgia as the UNESCO World Book Capital 2021 on October 7, 2019. The World Book Capital is the city that UNESCO designates to be the headquarters of activities for World Book and Copyright Day on April 23. This date is the anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare and…

  • Sharjah International Book Fair 2018: World Book Capital 2019 theme and logo launched.

    Sharjah International Book Fair 2018: World Book Capital 2019 theme and logo launched.

    The World Book Capital 2019 theme and logo were launched at the opening ceremony of the Sharjah International Book Fair 2018 on October 31, 2018. The theme for this year’s event is ‘Open Books, Open Minds.’ The World Book Capital is the city which UNESCO designates to be the headquarters of activities for World Book…

  • Frankfurt Book Fair 2018: Kuala Lumpur World Book Capital 2020. #FBF18

    Frankfurt Book Fair 2018: Kuala Lumpur World Book Capital 2020. #FBF18

    The Kuala Lumpur World Book Capital 2020 was presented to international delegates at the Malaysian pavilion at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2018 on October 11, 2018. The World Book Capital is the city which UNESCO designates to be the headquarters of activities for World Book and Copyright Day on April 23. This date is the…

  • Alice Munro Wins Nobel Prize for Literature 2013

    Alice Munro Wins Nobel Prize for Literature 2013

    The “master of the contemporary short story” Alice Munro is the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature 2013. She is the 2009 winner of the Man Booker International Prize for her lifetime body of work, she is also a three-time winner of Canada’s Governor General’s Award for fiction. African writers have been known for…