Literary Prizes

'Never Anything but Kindness': George Saunders, Folio Prize Winner

Jamie Andrews | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Andrews

Like many people gathered at the St Pancras Hotel last week for the inaugural Folio Prize awards, I was delighted when Lavinia Greenlaw, chair of the Jury, announced George Saunders as the winner.

Whose Prize Is It Anyway? My Hopes for the Baileys Women's Fiction Prize 2014

Hannah Beckerman | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Hannah Beckerman

On Friday 7th March, a new list will enter the cultural domain, a list that will no doubt fuel heated debate and produce many a column inch over the coming weeks.

Pale, Stale and Male: Literary Prizes and the Battle for Gender Equality

Beulah Maud Devaney | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Beulah Maud Devaney

It looks like bookish feminists are winning the war on the pale, stale and male literary establishment.

Goldsmith's Prize, An Evening With...

Lloyd Paige | Posted 09.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Lloyd Paige

With the Goldsmith's Prize we have another literary showpiece and if it can unearth, then shine the spotlight on talented authors like many others do, it will surely be a good thing.

South Asian Literature - We Are Each Others' Stories

Namita Gokhale | Posted 26.10.2012 | Home
Namita Gokhale

In its many voices, languages and avatars, South Asian literature is beginning to look at its own reflection rather than viewing itself in the refracted approval of an imagined Western audience.

Do Speak: Nobels and Other Literary Prizes

B.J. Epstein | Posted 12.12.2012 | Home
B.J. Epstein

This week, Chinese writer Mo Yan won the Nobel Prize for literature. The reaction of much of the world was: "Who?"

WATCH Christopher Hitchens' Best Quotes

The Huffington Post UK | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 11.07.2012 | Home

Last night Christopher Hitchens was memorialised with a special award by the Orwell Prize committee. The author, speaker and journalist, famous for...

Short Fiction: Short, Not Always Sweet, But Perfectly Formed

Will White | Posted 30.05.2012 | Home
Will White

Other than a fairly crucial commitment to brevity, what is it that makes a short story a short story? As the 2012 edition of the world's richest prize for the form comes to a conclusion, I spoke with this year's shortlist to get their own insights into the art and craft of writing short fiction.

Imagining a Narrow World: A Challenge to Read Translated Literature

B.J. Epstein | Posted 12.05.2012 | Home
B.J. Epstein

If you can't imagine a world without great literature and fascinating ideas and intercultural understanding - and if you don't want to imagine such a world either - do your part and read translated literature. Go on. I dare you.

Historian Heads Women's Fiction Prize Longlist

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 12.03.2012 | Home

An award-winning historian is in the running for a prominent literary prize after her first foray into fiction. Stella Tillyard, who lectures at Qu...