The first ever Official SLP Bookstore, MPH Bookstores will carry every 2016 shortlisted title from the announcement in […]
Twenty four eminent authors writing in as many Indian languages were felicitated today by the Sahitya Akademi at […]
Bloomberg View Asia Editor Nisid Hajari has recently clinched the Colby Award for his book “ Midnight’s Furies: […]
India’s Anuradha Roy has won the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2016 for her novel, Sleeping on Jupiter, […]
An official circular on reforming China’s art and literature awards said appraisals from ordinary people will be an important parameter.
The circular, made public by the general offices of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and the State Council on Monday, said appraisals from the general public, artists and literati should be integrated with commercial indicators such as audience rating, box office and circulation.
Penguin Random House has three titles shortlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2016 which reflects “the variety and vigour” of South Asian fiction writing and writing about South Asia.
In competition for the $50,000 (£33,000) prize are: R Meera for Hang Woman (Translated by J Devika; Penguin, India); Mirza Waheed for The Book of Gold Leaves (Viking/Penguin India); Neel Mukherjee for The Lives of Others (Vintage/Penguin Random House, UK), along with Akhil Sharma for Family Life (Faber & Faber, UK); Anuradha Roy for Sleeping on Jupiter (Hachette, India); and Raj Kamal Jha for She Will Build Him A City (Bloomsbury, India).
Writer Rohini Mohan’s ‘The Seasons of Trouble’ has won the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2015. “The shortlist […]
Novelist Haruki Murakami on Tuesday won the 2016 Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award, a prize in Denmark whose […]
Winners of the 2015 Taiwan Literature Awards were unveiled Nov. 9 by the Tainan City-based National Museum of Taiwan Literature, which granted a total of NT$1.8 million (US$54,791) in prizes to five outstanding writers.
Works by novelists Wu Ming-yi and Gan Yao-ming, poet Wu Cheng, playwright Shen Wan-ting and Hakka short story writer Yeh Kuo-chu came out on top in the awards’ four genres.
It’s a gilded tome of intimate, wrought writings – this anthology, titled Ars Moriendi: Writings on the Art of Dying. Published by Lien Foundation and Squircle Line Press, Ars Moriendi commemorates the 600th anniversary of the original Latin work, the first of its kind in western literature to provide guidance towards dying well. The anthology has been named a finalist – all finalists being of equal merit – under the Death & Dying category at the 2015 USA Best Book Awards. The editor of the book is Singapore poet-novelist Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé. Incidentally, Desmond’s novel, Singular Acts of Endearment, also placed as a finalist in two other categories, that of Multicultural Fiction and Visionary Fiction.
“I was elated when I was told my works got picked in three categories,” Desmond says. “It’s like a hat-trick, albeit it the near-miss of a win. It’s really an honour for the books to have made it this far in the awards selection, so I’m really grateful and appreciative. It’s a first mention for Ars Moriendi, so that really made my day. Also because it’s such a meaningful project.”