Torn apart by infighting and resignations, the Swedish Academy, the committee who awards the laureate for the Nobel Prize in Literature, announced that no award will be given this year due to the allegations of sexual misconduct, financial malpractice and leaks. The Academy made the announcement early this morning. Continue reading “2018 Nobel Prize in Literature Cancelled Amid Sexual Assault Scandal”
The shortlist for the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction has been released today. The 2018 shortlist favors new writers over authors who have already made a name for themselves. Continue reading “Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist Revealed”
Welcome to Friday Debate, a feature on cup of tea with that book, please, where every Friday a question will be posted that tantalize the brain and expands our horizons. For this week’s question: Continue reading “Friday Debate: Book Awards”
The Man Booker International Prize has just announced the six books that have been shortlisted for the prestigious prize. The prize gives recognition to literary works that were translated to English and publish in the UK. It is different from its equivalent, the Man Booker Prize, where that award recognizes books originally written in English and published in the UK.
A majority of prominent authors of the Folio Academy have called on the Man Booker Prize return back to their original rule: choosing writers that are from the UK, Ireland, or Commonwealth countries. Continue reading “Top Authors Call For Man Booker Prize to Drop American Writers”
Female writers dominate the newly announced shortlist of the 2018 Swansea International Dylan Thomas Prize.
From a longlist of 12 authors and poets, the six books were the lucky few to make it to the next round. Out of those six, four are both women and debut authors. Swansea University highly praised the list for its reflection of the “political zeitgeist of today” and portraying realistic themes in their works: Continue reading “2018 Dylan Thomas Prize Dominated By Women”