Revealing the 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist

We’re absolutely thrilled to reveal the 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist. This year’s six shortlisted books include one previous winner of the Prize and one debut novelist. “It has been a great...

Breyten Breytenbach – Laureate of the Zbigniew Herbert Award 2017

A poet, prose writer, essayist, playwright, and painter, Breyten Breytenbach is one of the most highly regarded South African writers. Writing in both Afrikaans and English, he has published more than fifty...

Apply to attend International Literature Showcase in Norwich

20 - 23 June 2017, Norwich, UK Join us in Norwich, UNESCO City of Literature, to make global connections and meet showcased writers. Engage in discussions with other leaders in literature, explore approaches...

The Short Story Day Africa Prize

Submissions open 1 June 2017 | Submissions close 31 July 2017 First prize: $800 | Second prize: $200 | Third prize: $100 Short Story Day Africa's theme for 2017 is "ID". This year, we're looking...

Short Sharp Stories Award

The “Short Sharp Stories Award” for South African short-story fiction is made each year by the National Arts Festival. An anthology of selected stories is published annually and the theme set for...

Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize

February 4, 2017 Deadline: March 15 An annual award, the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize awards best-published adventure novel and best-unpublished adventure manuscript. The winner of the published novel prize receives £10,000. While the winner of the unpublished...

Tipped to win Nobel literature prize, Kenya’s Ngugi misses out – again

by Peter Kimani, The Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications (GSMC) Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong'o was the bookies’ favourite for the second year to win the Nobel prize...

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