Bernardine Evaristo and Maaza Mengiste are on the longlist for Premio Gregor von Rezzori 2021 announced on April 20, 2020. Gregor von Rezzori was an…
In our continuing series, we share opportunities for those who wish to submit work be it poetry, prose, or other related arts in April 2021.…View More Opportunities for writers, poets and publishers for April 2021.
Deesha Philyaw’s The Secret Lives of Church Ladies was announced the winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction 2021 on April 6, 2021. The PEN/Faulkner…View More Deesha Philyaw wins PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction 2021.
The winning writers and poets in the literary categories of the US NAACP Image Awards 2021 were announced on Saturday, March 27, 2021. The National…View More US NAACP Image Awards 2021 literary winners announced.
N.K. Jemisin’s The City We Became was announced as the best novel at the British Science Fiction Awards 2020 on April 4, 2021. The British…View More N.K. Jemisin wins at British Science Fiction Awards 2020
Ishmael Beah’s novel Little Family is the offering of the One Read App for April 2021. One Read is a mobile application, brought to you…View More Ishmael Beah’s ‘Little Family’ for One Read in April 2021.
The winners of the Humanities and Social Sciences Awards 2021 were announced in a ceremony in Johannesburg, South Africa on March 31, 2021. The Humanities…View More South Africa’s Humanities and Social Sciences Awards 2021 winners announced.
Layla AlAmmar, Nadia Ghanem, and Leri Price were revealed as the judges for the ArabLit Story Prize 2021 on April 1, 2021. The ArabLit Story…View More ArabLit Story Prize 2021 judges announced.
Ahmed Taibaoui’s The Disappearance of Mr. Nobody was announced as the winner of the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature 2021 on April 1, 2021. The…View More Ahmed Taibaoui is Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature 2021 winner
For the second year running, Calabash International Literary Festival has been cancelled as a result of the Covid-19 driven global health crisis. It will now…View More Jamaica’s Calabash International Literary Festival 2021 cancelled
In our April Fools Day prank, we introduce a fictitious initiative to bring African writers into contact with what is happening on the continent. Were…View More April Fools Day: “African Writers Reconnect” initiative for clueless African diaspora writers.
The shortlist for the Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2021 has been announced today March 31, 2021. The Brunel International African Poetry Prize, worth £3,000,…View More Brunel International African Poetry Prize 2021 shortlist announced.
Bernardine Evarist and Colson Whitehead are on the shortlist for the Dublin International Literary Award 2021 announced on March 25, 2021. The Dublin International Literary…View More Bernardine Evaristo, Colson Whitehead on Dublin International Literary Award 2021 shortlist
Ngugi Wa Thiong’o and David Diop are on the longlist of the Man Booker International Prize 2021 announced on March 29, 2021. The Man Booker…View More Ngugi Wa Thiong’o, David Diop on Man Booker International Prize 2021 longlist.
The shortlist for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2021 was announced on March 29, 2021. The International Prize for Arabic Fiction is the most…View More International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2021 shortlist announced.
Nicole R. Fleetwood, francine j. harris, and Raven Leilani won in their categories at the US National Book Critics Circle Award 2020 announced on March…View More African American winners at US National Book Critics Circle Award 2020.