Tag: Scholastique Mukasonga

  • UK’s Royal Society for Literature International Writers 2023 announced

    UK’s Royal Society for Literature International Writers 2023 announced

    Scholastique Mukasonga, Yussef El Guindi, Lorna Goodison, Yaa Gyasi, and Attica Locke announced the new Royal Society of Literature International Writers on November 30, 2023. The Royal Society of Literature (RSL) was founded to “reward literary merit and excite literary talent” in the United Kingdom in 1820. One of its awards is its International Writers…

  • Scholastique Mukasonga, Touhfat Mouhtare among PEN Translates 2023 winners.

    Scholastique Mukasonga, Touhfat Mouhtare among PEN Translates 2023 winners.

    Scholastique Mukasonga and Touhfat Mouhtare are among the winners of English PEN Translates 2023 grants announced on Tuesday, August 22, 2023. PEN Translates was launched, with support from Arts Council England, to encourage UK publishers to acquire more books from other languages. It helps UK publishers to meet the costs of translating new works into…

  • Scholastique Mukasonga on US National Book Awards 2022 shortlists

    Scholastique Mukasonga on US National Book Awards 2022 shortlists

    Scholastique Mukasonga joined other writers of African descent on the shortlist of the US National Book Awards 2022 announced on October 4. 2022. The US National Book Awards are literary awards from the Northern American nations National Book Foundation established in 1936. They are conferred in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translated literature, and…

  • Scholastique Mukasonga on UK’s Baillie Gifford Prize 2022 longlist

    Scholastique Mukasonga on UK’s Baillie Gifford Prize 2022 longlist

    Scholastique Mukasonga’s The Barefoot Woman is on the longlist for the Baillie Gifford Prize 2022 announced on September 22, 2022. The Baillie Gifford Prize rewards excellence in non-fiction writing, bringing the best in intelligent reflection on the world to new readers. The award, founded in 1999 as the Samuel Johnson Prize, covers all non-fiction in…

  • Translations: Scholastique Mukasonga, Mutt-Lon, Imbolo Mbue, Sulaiman Addonia

    Translations: Scholastique Mukasonga, Mutt-Lon, Imbolo Mbue, Sulaiman Addonia

    Translations for books by Scholastique Mukasonga, Mutt-Lon, Imbolo Mbue, and Sulaiman Addonia are currently available for your reading pleasure. Book: Frau auf bloBen FüBenOriginal Title: La Femme Aux Pieds NusAuthor: Scholastique MukasongaTranslator: Gudrun and Otto HonkePublisher: Peter Hammer VerlagPublishing Date: March 8, 2022Language: French to German Scholastique Mukasonga Scholastique Mukasonga is a French Rwandan author…

  • Scholastique Mukasonga on UK’s Warwick Prize for Women in Translation 2021 Longlist.

    Scholastique Mukasonga on UK’s Warwick Prize for Women in Translation 2021 Longlist.

    Scholastique Mukasonga’s Our Lady of the Nile is on the longlist for the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation 2021 announced on October 28, 2021. The Warwick Prize for Women in Translation is an annual prize honoring a translated work by a female author published in English by a UK-based or Irish publisher during the…

  • Scholastique Mukasonga is Prix Simone de Beauvoir pour la Liberté des Femmes 2021 winner

    Scholastique Mukasonga is Prix Simone de Beauvoir pour la Liberté des Femmes 2021 winner

    Scholastique Mukasonga was announced the Prix Simone de Beauvoir pour la liberté des femmes 2021 winner on February 15, 2021. Prix Simone de Beauvoir Pour la Liberté des Femmes is an international human rights prize for women’s freedom, awarded since 2008 to individuals or groups fighting for gender equality and opposing breaches of human rights.…

  • Scholastique Mukasonga launches “Igifu” at Transnational Series Presents.

    Scholastique Mukasonga launches “Igifu” at Transnational Series Presents.

    Scholastique Mukasonga launched Igifu at Transnational Series Presents on September 30, 2020. She was in conversation with Maaza Mengiste with translation by Omar Berrada. Scholastique Mukasonga is a Rwanda-born France-based writer who came to international fame with the publication of her 2006 memoir Inyenzi ou les Cafards. It was followed by her other memoirs La femme…

  • Laila Lalami, Scholastique Mukasonga, Akwaeke Emezi are National Book Awards 2019 finalists.

    Laila Lalami, Scholastique Mukasonga, Akwaeke Emezi are National Book Awards 2019 finalists.

    Laila Lalami, Scholastique Mukasonga, and Akwaeke Emezi are finalists for the US National Book Awards 2019 announced on October 8, 2019. The US National Book Foundation presents the National Book Awards and two-lifetime achievement awards to authors every November. The awards are handed out in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translated literature, and young…

  • Scholastique Mukasonga on US National Book Awards 2019 longlist.

    Scholastique Mukasonga on US National Book Awards 2019 longlist.

    Scholastique Mukasonga’s novel The Barefoot Woman is on the longlist for the US National Book Awards 2019 announced on September 17, 2019. The US National Book Foundation presents the National Book Awards and two-lifetime achievement awards to authors every November. The awards are handed out in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translated literature, and…

  • Scholastique Mukasonga’s “The barefoot woman” available in Spanish.

    Scholastique Mukasonga’s “The barefoot woman” available in Spanish.

    Scholastique Mukasonga’s The Barefoot Woman was translated into Spanish in 2018. Scholastique Mukasonga is a Rwandan author of the novels Notre-Dame du Nil (2012) (English translation Our Lady of the Nile (2014)) and Cœur tambour (2016) as well as the short story collection Ce Que Murmurent Les Collines (2014). She has also written the memoirs…

  • Scholastique Mukasonga novel “Our Lady of the Nile” now in German.

    Scholastique Mukasonga novel “Our Lady of the Nile” now in German.

    Scholastique Mukasonga’s novel Our Lady of the Nile which we mentioned as being in film production is now available for readers in German as The Holy Virgin of the Nile. A few days ago we were excited to learn that Scholastique Mukasonga’s novel Our Lady of The Nile was being produced in Rwanda. The award-winning…

  • Scholastique Mukasonga novel “Our Lady of the Nile” in film production.

    Scholastique Mukasonga novel “Our Lady of the Nile” in film production.

    Scholastique Mukasonga’s novel Our Lady of the Nile is currently in film production and will be in cinemas in 2019. Rwandan Scholastique Mukasonga is an award-winning writer in fiction and nonfiction who writers in French. Her first books were the three memoirs Inyenzi ou les cafards in 2006 (English translation Cockroaches in 2016), La femme…

  • Scholastique Mukasonga is French-America Foundation Translation Prize 2017 finalist

    Scholastique Mukasonga is French-America Foundation Translation Prize 2017 finalist

    Scholastique Mukasonga book Cockroaches is a finalist for French-America Foundation Translation Prize 2017. It was translated from French into English by Jordan Stump and published by Archipelago Books. The French-American Foundation with the support of the Florence Gould Foundation, has awarded annual translation prizes for the best translation from French to English in fiction and…

  • Scholastique Mukasonga makes Los Angeles Times Book Prizes 2017 shortlist

    Scholastique Mukasonga makes Los Angeles Times Book Prizes 2017 shortlist

    Scholastique Mukasonga’s Cockroaches is the running for the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes 2017. The book has been translated into English from the French by Jordan Stump. U.S. newspaper the Los Angeles Times has awarded a set of annual book prizes since 1980. They have given prizes in many categories including biography, current interest, fiction,…