Man Booker Prize 2011 longlist announced:
- Julian Barnes The Sense of an Ending (Jonathan Cape – Random House)
- Sebastian Barry On Canaan’s Side (Faber)
- Carol Birch Jamrach’s Menagerie (Canongate Books)
- Patrick deWitt The Sisters Brothers (Granta)
- Esi Edugyan Half Blood Blues (Serpent’s Tail – Profile)
- Yvvette Edwards A Cupboard Full of Coats (Oneworld)
- Alan Hollinghurst The Stranger’s Child (Picador – Pan Macmillan)
- Stephen Kelman Pigeon English (Bloomsbury)
- Patrick McGuinness The Last Hundred Days (Seren Books)
- A.D. Miller Snowdrops (Atlantic)
- Alison Pick Far to Go (Headline Review)
- Jane Rogers The Testament of Jessie Lamb (Sandstone Press)
- D.J. Taylor Derby Day (Chatto & Windus – Random House)
Man Booker Prize 2011 longlist announced…
Zimbabweâ€™s NoViolet Bulawayo has won the 2011 Caine Prize for African Writing, described as Africaâ€™s leading literary award, for her short story entitled â€˜Hitting Budapestâ€™, from The Boston Review, Vol 35, no. 6 – Nov/Dec 2010.
The Chair of Judges, award-winning author Hisham Matar, announced NoViolet Bulawayo as the winner of the Â£10,000 prize at a dinner held this evening (Monday 11 July) at the Bodleian Library in Oxford.
Hisham Matar said: “The language of â€˜Hitting Budapestâ€™ crackles. Here we encounter Darling, Bastard, Chipo, Godknows, Stina and Sbho, a gang reminiscent of Clockwork Orange. But these are children, poor and violated and hungry. This is a story with moral power and weight, it has the artistry to refrain from moral commentary.
Story here: http://www.caineprize.com/pdf/2011_winner.pdf
via The Caine Prize.
An ideologically diverse group of 90 law professors has signed a letter opposing the PROTECT IP Act, the Hollywood-backed copyright enforcement/Internet blacklist legislation now working its way through Congress. The letter argues that its domain-blocking provisions amount to Internet censorship that is barred by the First Amendment.
Dozens of law professors: PROTECT IP Act is unconstitutional.
Irish author Colum McCann has won the International Impac Dublin Literary Award for his latest novel, Let The Great World Spin.
It beat 161 other titles nominated by 166 libraries worldwide.
BBC News – Irish author Colum McCann wins lucrative literary award.