Just today the winner of the Man Booker International Prize for 2013, the fifth such award, was announced.
Lydia Davis took home not only the honour of winning the prestigious prize but was also awarded £60,000.
From the official description of the Prize:
"I was recently denied a writing prize because they said I was lazy." runs one of Lydia Davis's two-sentence short stories. Well not any more. Davis has just been awarded the fifth Man Booker International Prize at an award ceremony at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Her inventive, carefully-crafted and hard to categorise works saw off the challenge from nine other contenders from around the world.
Congratulations to Lydia Davis! You can read all about the Prize and its winner by clicking here.Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
Recently the finalists for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award were unveiled. The Award -- named after Danuta Gleed, a writer whose short fiction won several awards before her death in 1996 -- recognizes the best first English-language collection of short fiction by a Canadian author published in 2012. The Award consists of cash prizes for the three best first collections, with a first prize of $10,000 and two additional prizes of $500.
The shortlist was narrowed down from 29 collections submitted, some by seasoned writers, others by authors being published for the first time. Here are the five finalists:
The winners will be announced on June 11, 2013.Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
The Commonwealth Book Prize is awarded for the best first novel from the representative writers of the Africa, Asia, Canada & Europe, Caribbean, and the Pacific regions.
Just recently the Regional Winners were announced. These writers will now compete to become the overall winner, to be announced at Hay Festival UK on May 31st.
Here is a list of the Regional Winners:
-- Sterile Sky by E.E. Sule (Nigeria), Pearson Education
-- Island of a Thousand Mirrors by Nayomi Munaweera (Sri Lanka), Perera-Hussein Publishing House
Canada & Europe
-- The Death of Bees by Lisa O'Donnell (United Kingdom), William Heinemann
-- Disposable People by Ezekel Alan (Jamaica), self-published [available as print-on-demand]
-- The Last Thread by Michael Sala (Australia), Affirm Press
Please note that for the time being most of these titles are not available to us. Books published internationally are not always available through our suppliers.Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
This year's finalists for the Locus Awards, sponsored by the Locus Science Fiction Foundation, have been announced. Here are the shortlists, broken down into categories:
SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL
YOUNG ADULT BOOK
For a complete list that includes all of the categories of the Locus Awards, see Locus Online's website.Categories: Awards, SciFi & Fantasy, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
Dark Eden by Chris Beckett has been announced as the winner of this year's Arthur C. Clarke Award. The Clarke Award is given to the best science fiction novel of the year, pulled from a shortlist of novels whose UK first editions came out in the previous calendar year. It was originally established by a generous grant from Sir Arthur C. Clarke in 1987, and is now overseen by the Serendib Foundation.
Unfortunately for us on this side of the pond, Dark Eden is not currently available in print. Stay tuned for a North American release. So far there are no firm details on a North American edition, but you can bet we'll be getting stock as soon as it's available to us.Categories: Awards, SciFi & Fantasy, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
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