Tag: Bernardine Evaristo

  • Bernardine Evaristo to chair Global Black Women’s Nonfiction Manuscript Prize jury.

    Bernardine Evaristo to chair Global Black Women’s Nonfiction Manuscript Prize jury.

    Bernardine Evaristo is the chair of the jury of the new Global Black Women’s Nonfiction Manuscript Prize announced on November 28. Others are Sylvia Tamale, Natalie Baszile, Carole Boyce Davies, and Panashe Chigumadzi. In October, Cassava Republic Press announced the new Black Women’s Non-Fiction Manuscript Prize open to emerging and established Black women writers globally.…

  • Bernardine Evaristo is president-elect of UK’s Royal Society of Literature.

    Bernardine Evaristo is president-elect of UK’s Royal Society of Literature.

    Bernardine Evaristo was revealed to be new President-elect of the Royal Society of Literature on November 30, 2021. The society also announced its new honours list which features Jamaica Kincaid, Alain Mabanckou, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, and Claudia Rankine. The Royal Society of Literature is a society founded by King George IV, to “reward literary merit…

  • Book Digest: Nassuf Djailani, Bernardine Evaristo, Pheroze Nowrjee, Yewande Omotoso

    Book Digest: Nassuf Djailani, Bernardine Evaristo, Pheroze Nowrjee, Yewande Omotoso

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest feature with books from Nassuf Djailani, Bernardine Evaristo, Pheroze Nowrjee, and Yewande Omotoso. Cette Morsure Trop Vive by Nassuf Djailani Publisher: Atelier NomadesPublication Date: June 10, 2021Genre: FictionLanguage: FrenchWhere to find it: Amazon, Nassuf Djailani Nassuf Djailani was born on the island…

  • Five writers make Prix Les Afriques 2021 shortlist

    Five writers make Prix Les Afriques 2021 shortlist

    Bernardine Evaristo, Fiston Mwanza Mujila, Abdelaziz Baraka Sakin, Marc Alexandre Oho Bambe, and Sindiwe Magona make up the shortlist for Le Prix Les Afriques 2021 announced today, Monday, October 11, 2021. Prix Les Afriques was created by the Swiss lawyer Ngoãn Beti founded association La Cene Littéraire in 2015. It is awarded annually to an…

  • Writers of African descent on UK’s Women’s Prize for Literature 2021 shortlist.

    Writers of African descent on UK’s Women’s Prize for Literature 2021 shortlist.

    Yaa Gyasi, Cherie Jones, and Brit Bennett are on the shortlist of the Women’s Prize for Literature 2021 announced on April 28, 2021. The Women’s Prize for Fiction, started in 1996, is awarded annually to a female author of any nationality for the best original full-length novel written in English and published in the United…

  • Bernardine Evaristo, Colson Whitehead on Dublin International Literary Award 2021 shortlist

    Bernardine Evaristo, Colson Whitehead on Dublin International Literary Award 2021 shortlist

    Bernardine Evarist and Colson Whitehead are on the shortlist for the Dublin International Literary Award 2021 announced on March 25, 2021. The Dublin International Literary Award is awarded annually for a novel written in English or translated into English. The prize worth €100,000, sponsored by the Dublin City Council, Ireland, is the richest prize for…

  • African writers feature on UK’s Women’s Prize for Literature 2021 longlist.

    African writers feature on UK’s Women’s Prize for Literature 2021 longlist.

    The longlist for the UK Women’s Prize for Literature 2021, featuring four African writers, was announced on March 10, 2021. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is awarded annually to a female author of any nationality for the best original full-length novel written in English and published in the United Kingdom in the preceding year. Previous…

  • Dublin International Literary Award 2021 longlist announced

    Dublin International Literary Award 2021 longlist announced

    Brit Bennett, Sara Collins, Bernardine Evaristo, and Colson Whitehead are on the longlist for the Dublin International Literary Award 2021 announced on February 4, 2021. The Dublin International Literary Award is awarded annually for a novel written in English or translated into English. The prize worth €100,000, sponsored by the Dublin City Council, Ireland, is…

  • Bernardine Evaristo to chair Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021.

    Bernardine Evaristo to chair Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021.

    Bernardine Evaristo was announced as the chair of the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021 on October 21, 2020. On her panel are Elizabeth Day, Vick Hope, Nesrine Malik, and Sarah-Jane Mee. The Women’s Prize for Fiction started in 1996, is one of the United Kingdom’s most prestigious literary prizes. It is awarded annually to a…

  • Translation: Bernardine Evaristo and Laila Lalami.

    Translation: Bernardine Evaristo and Laila Lalami.

    In which we recommend new titles from Bernardine Evaristo and Laila Lalami now available in translation. Translation is a vital aspect in the publishing arena as work gets new audiences always being sought out by writers. Here are two of the newest for those who speak French. Author: Laila Lalami Book: The Other Americans Publisher:…

  • British Book Awards 2020 winners announced.

    British Book Awards 2020 winners announced.

    Bernardine Evaristo, Candice Carty-Williams, and Oyinkan Braithwaite were among the winners at the British Book Awards 2020 announced on June 29, 2020. The British Book Awards or Nibbies have a long and colourful history starting with their first iteration from 1990–2009 when they were founded by founder, editor and publisher of Publishing News Fred Newman.…

  • Colson Whitehead, Bernardine Evaristo on Orwell Prize 2020 shortlist.

    Colson Whitehead, Bernardine Evaristo on Orwell Prize 2020 shortlist.

    Colson Whitehead and Bernardine Evaristo are on the shortlist of the Orwell Prize 2020 announced on June 25, 2019. The Orwell Prizes, named in honour of English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic George Orwell, are the UK’s most prestigious prizes for political writing. The Orwell Foundation annually awards prizes for work which comes closest to…

  • Colson Whitehead, Bernardine Evaristo on Orwell Prize 2020 longlist.

    Colson Whitehead, Bernardine Evaristo on Orwell Prize 2020 longlist.

    Colson Whitehead and Bernardine Evaristo are on the longlist of the Orwell Prize 2020 announced on May 21, 2019. The Orwell Prizes, named in honour of English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic George Orwell, are the UK’s most prestigious prizes for political writing. The Orwell Foundation annually awards prizes for work which comes closest to…

  • Bernardine Evaristo on Women’s Prize for Literature 2020 shortlist.

    Bernardine Evaristo on Women’s Prize for Literature 2020 shortlist.

    Bernardine Evaristo’s Girl, Woman, Other is on the shortlist for the Women’s Prize for Literature 2020 announced on April 21, 2020. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is awarded annually to a female author of any nationality for the best original full-length novel written in English and published in the United Kingdom in the preceding year.…

  • Bernardine Evaristo nominated for literary awards across the world.

    Bernardine Evaristo nominated for literary awards across the world.

    Bernardine Evaristo’s novel Girl, Woman, Other is in the running for The Orwell Prize for Political Fiction, The Ferro-Grumley Award, British Book Awards, and the Australian Book Industry Awards. Since Bernardine Evaristo won the Booker Prize for her novel Girl, Woman, Other in 2019, the UK-based novelist and academic has had a dramatic change of…