Tag: Leila Slimani

  • Writers of African descent on Andrew Carnegie Medals 2022 longlists.

    Writers of African descent on Andrew Carnegie Medals 2022 longlists.

    There are eight writers of African descent on the longlists for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction 2022 announced on October 18, 2021. The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction were established to recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. in…

  • The African novelists on the Dublin International Literary Award 2020 longlist

    The African novelists on the Dublin International Literary Award 2020 longlist

    There are eleven novelists from across Africa on Dublin International Literary Award 2020 longlist announced on Monday, November 11, 2019. The Dublin International Literary Award is presented annually for a novel written in English or translated into English to promote excellence in world literature. The prize worth €100,000, sponsored by the Dublin City Council, Ireland,…

  • A snapshot of the Casablanca International Book Fair 2018

    A snapshot of the Casablanca International Book Fair 2018

    The Casablanca International Book Fair 2018 was hosted in the Moroccan capital from February 8-18. Our good friend M. Lynx Qualey who runs Arablit.org was at the festival and gave us this exclusive snapshot. While you are here, if you have translations in Arabic then I suggest that you enter the ArabLit Story Prize which…

  • Nathacha Appanah , Leila Slimani make Prix Goncourt 2016 shortlist

    Nathacha Appanah , Leila Slimani make Prix Goncourt 2016 shortlist

    Mautirius born Nathacha Appanah and Algerian born Leila Slimani are on France’s top literary prize the Prix Goncourt 2016 shortlist. The Prix Goncourt is a prize in French literature, given by the académie Goncourt to the author of “the best and most imaginative prose work of the year”. Four other prizes are also awarded: prix Goncourt du Premier Roman (first novel), prix…