Hilary Mantel has won the Man Booker Prize for fiction for Bring up the Bodies. The award was announced today during a dinner ceremony at London’s medieval Guildhall.
“You wait 20 years for a Booker Prize and two come along at once,” Ms. Mantel said, when accepting the award. Ms. Mantel won the prize for Wolf Hall in 2009. Bring up the Bodies is a sequel to Wolf Hall, which is something that the judges are hesitant to do, according to the broadcasters we were listening to on the BBC Livestream.
Chinese writer Mo Yan has won the Nobel Prize in Literature. The prize was announced this morning.
“Through a mixture of fantasy and reality, historical and social perspectives, Mo Yan has created a world reminiscent in its complexity of those in the writings of William Faulkner and Gabriel García Márquez, at the same time finding a Read More
On Thursday night, the Rona Jaffe Foundation celebrated the 18th annual Writers’ Awards at which six emergent women writers of poetry, fiction and nonfiction possessing “exceptional talent,” were recognized and granted $30,000 each. This year’s lucky winners are Julia Elliott, Christina Nichol, Lauren Goodwin Slaughter, Rachel Swearingen, Kim Tingley and Inara Verzemnieks.