Posted on November 30, 2022 at 7:45 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
It's apparently literary award season in England, in all sorts of genres.
The Forward Prizes for Poetry were unveiled on Monday night, with All the Men I Never Married (Kim Moore) winning best collection, Amnion (Stephanie Sy-Quia) winning best first collection, and "Up Late" (Nick Laird) winning best single poem.
Last night, the Royal Society Science Book Prize went to Henry Gee for his book A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth: 4.6 Billion Years in 12 Chapters.
And today, the latest class of the Royal Society of Literature's International Writers programme was unveiled.
Twelve authors from across the globe were recognized for their contributions to literature in English: Tsitsi Dangarembga, Anne Carson, Mary Gaitskill, Maryse Condé, Cornelia Funke, Faïza Guène, Saidiya Hartman, Kim Hyesoon, Yōko Ogawa, Raja Shehadeh, Juan Gabriel Vásquez, and Samar Yazbek.
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