Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Aye Write- The Lit Fest in Glasgow

Aye Write- Look out for the programme in The Herald on Saturday 21st January.

Glasgow’s annual celebration of reading and writing has over 300 events, including a free children’s programme. As well as the festival's 2012 theme of '100 years of Scottish Literature' (commemorating 100 years of the Mitchell Library), there will be events and debates on comedy writing, religion, politics, women’s writing, the digital revolution, media crises and the best in Scottish and international writing.

Phone: 0141 353 8000

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Man Asian Literary Prize

I am rooting for Bhattacharya:

Seven novels make Man Asian Literary Prize’s strongest shortlist
An unprecedented seven novels have been shortlisted for the 2011 Man Asian Literary Prize.

2011 Shortlist

JAMIL AHMAD, Pakistan - The Wandering Falcon (Penguin India/Hamish Hamilton)
JAHNAVI BARUA, India - Rebirth (Penguin India/Penguin Books)
RAHUL BHATTACHARYA, India - The Sly Company of People Who Care (Pan Macmillan/Pan Macmillan India/Picador)
AMITAV GHOSH, India - River of Smoke (John Murray/Penguin India/Hamish Hamilton)
KYUNG-SOOK SHIN, South Korea - Please Look After Mom (Alfred A. Knopf)
YAN LIANKE, China - Dream of Ding Village (Grove Atlantic)
BANANA YOSHIMOTO, Japan - The Lake (Melville House)
Four of the shortlisted novels were originally written in English; the novels from South Korea, China and Japan are all judged in translation.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

First Book awards of 2012

This year's five Costa winners

• Novel award Pure by Andrew Miller

• First novel award Tiny Sunbirds Far Away by Christie Watson

• Biography award Now All Roads Lead to France: The Last Years of Edward Thomas by Matthew Hollis

• Poetry award The Bees by Carol Ann Duffy

• Children's book award Blood Red Road by Moira Young.

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