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N.K. Jemisin wins at Hugo Awards 2022.

N.K. Jemisin’s graphic novel Far Sector won at the Hugo Awards 2022 at Chicon8, the World Science Fiction Convention in Chicago, USA on Sunday, September 4, 2022. The Hugo and Astounding Awards, organized by the World Science Fiction Society, are awarded for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. […]

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Noviolet Bulawayo, Percival Everett on Booker Prize for Fiction 2022 shortlist.

Noviolet Bulawayo, and Percival Everett are on the shortlist for The Booker Prize for Fiction 2022 which has just been announced. The Booker Prize for Fiction, worth £50,000, is a literary prize awarded annually for the best original novel written in the English language and published in the United Kingdom. Since it started in 1969, […]

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Makenzy Orcel on Prix Goncourt 2022 Premier Selection

Makenzy Orcel’s novel Une Somme Humaine is on the Premier Selection of Prix Goncourt 2022 announced today, September 6, 2022. Prix Goncourt is France’s most prestigious literary award. The Prix Goncourt is given by the French Académie Goncourt to the author of “the best and most imaginative prose work of the year”. While it only […]

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Hussain Ahmed wins Orison Poetry Prize 2022.

Hussain Ahmed’s Blue Exodus was declared the winner of the Orison Poetry Prize 2022 on Saturday, September 3, 2022. The Orison Prizes in Poetry & Fiction for book-length manuscripts are prizes offered by USA-based Orison Books founded by Luke Hankins in 2014. The winner for the 2022 edition of the Orison Poetry prize, selected by […]

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Kenyan Readathon 2022 event at Alliance Française on September 10.

The Kenyan Readathon 2022, dedicated to Kenyan books, will have an official event at Alliance Française, Nairobi on Saturday, September 10, 2022. In 2020, Booktuber and literary activist Lexa Lubanga announced a new initiative the “Kenya Readathon” to celebrate writing from the East African nation. The initiative encouraged readers to promote Kenyan authors with their […]