Emily Ratajkowski is Working on Book of Essays

Model and activist Emily Ratajkowski has a book deal. “EmRata,” as her millions of online followers know her, is working on an essay collection called “My Body.” Metropolitan Books will publish it in 2022. According to Metropolitan, an imprint of Henry Holt and Company, R


American poet Louise Gluck wins 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature

The Nobel Prize for literature was awarded to American poet Louise Glück on Thursday "for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.” The prize was announced in Stockholm by Mats Malm, the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy. Gl


Sarah Hall is the first writer to win the BBC Short Story Award twice.

The BBC Short Story Award, created in 2005 to recognize the short story as an invaluable literary form, is one of the most prestigious prizes for a single short story in the United Kingdom. The honor comes with £15,000, and previous winners include Jo Lloyd, Ingrid Persaud, and Lionel Shrive


Obscure Works by Chandler, Christie Published this Week

Two of crime fiction's most famous storytellers, Raymond Chandler and Agatha Christie, also knew how to get a laugh. Chandler, beyond the terse and cynical narratives of such Philip Marlowe novels as “The Big Sleep” and “The Long Goodbye,” was able to poke fun at his own l


David and Nicola Yoon Launch YA Imprint for People of Color

Best-selling authors David and Nicola Yoon are launching a Random House Children's Books imprint for young adult romance novels by and about people of color. They are calling the imprint Joy Revolution and plan to release the first books in 2022. “I loved romantic comedies and romance novel


Nikky Finney has won the $100,000 Wallace Stevens lifetime achievement award.

Today, the American Academy of Poets announced that Nikky Finney has won the Wallace Stevens Award, which comes with a whopping $100,000 purse. The prize, established in 1994, is conferred annually to honor outstanding artistic achievement in the art of poetry over a poet’s career.  


'The Vanishing Half' Nominated for National Book Award

Two of the summer's most talked about novels, Brit Bennett's “The Vanishing Half” and Megha Majumdar's “A Burning,” are on the National Book Awards fiction longlist. Judges also nominated the story collection “If I Had Two Wings,” by Randall Kenan, who died in A


Art Dubai announces new format for March event

Art Dubai today revealed details of its March return to a physical event. For the first time, the fair will be spread out at major art spaces across the UAE. In addition to its home at Madinat Jumeirah, programmes and events will take place at the Sharjah Art Foundation, the Jameel Arts


Margaret Atwood honoured with Dayton Literary Peace Prize

Margaret Atwood, whose sweeping body of work includes The Handmaid’s Tale, a depiction of a nightmarish totalitarian future for the United States, is this year’s winner of a lifetime achievement award that celebrates literature’s power to foster peace, social justice and glo


Lebanese writer wins prestigious French prize for first novel

PARIS- Lebanese novelist Dima Abdallah won the prestigious French prize “Envoyé par La Poste” for the year 2020 for her first novel “Mauvaises Herbes” (Bad Weeds), which narrates events of the Lebanese civil war through the eyes of a young girl and her father. Abdal


Yemen wins the best “storyteller child” award at an international festival

Yemen participated in the international festival "Morocco of the Stories" organized by the Association for Education and Cultures in partnership with the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports Rabat Sal-Quneitra, with the participation of 37 countries, during the period from August 7 to September 4


British Museum Acquires 'Lost' Drawings of Japan's Hokusai

The British Museum said Thursday it had acquired 103 "lost" drawings from the 19th century of Japanese artist Hokusai, whose internationally renowned work includes the iconic "The Great Wave". The black-and-white drawings were composed in 1829, when Hokusai was 70, as illustrations for an unpubli


Saudi women launch the "Dialogue between Cultures" program

The “Women of Intercultural Dialogue Group” who graduated from the international fellowship program implemented by the King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Center for Interfaith and Intercultural Dialogue has launched - on a voluntary basis - a training program entitled “Dia


Saudi agency promotes digital literary dialogue

The Saudi Literature, Translation and Publishing Commission will organize 11 virtual dialogue sessions with leading intellectuals and thinkers as part of efforts to promote literature in Saudi society.Sessions will cover literary and intellectual topics related to the Saudi and Arab cultural scene


Kuwaiti writers welcome change to book censorship laws

Both Kuwaiti book lovers and authors are set to benefit from the latest change to the country's publishing laws. According to the Kuwait News Agency, the country's parliament approved an amendment to the publishing laws on August 19 that removes the need for regulatory approval for books before t


Uproar after France Nazi massacre site vandalised

French President Emmanuel Macron has condemned as "unspeakable" the defacing of a memorial at the site of one of the worst atrocities carried out by the Nazis in France during World War Two. Images of an inscription at the site in the village of Oradour-sur-Glane show the word "martyr" in the tex


Barjeel Poetry Prize aims to ‘encourage fresh engagement with Arab art’

The UAE-based Barjeel Art Foundation has launched the Barjeel Poetry Prize, inviting poets from around the world to respond to 20 works of 20th-century Arabic art from its collection. The prize is open to anyone aged 14 or over writing in Arabic or English, with categories divided by age group too


Famous bus from 'Into the Wild' is set to find a new home in Alaskan museum

The infamous bus that served as the final campsite for doomed adventurer Christopher McCandless in the film Into the Wild, could be preserved as a museum piece under a plan announced on Thursday by officials in Alaska.The University of Alaska Museum in Fairbanks has offered to house the bus, remov



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