MSt tutor Sarah Bakewell has been awarded a Windham-Campbell prize.
From the announcement:
“The Call of a Lifetime
The director of the Windham-Campbell Prizes recently made the call of a lifetime to eight entirely surprised writers, informing them that they will each be recognized with a $165,000 USD prize to support their writing. Awards will be conferred September 12-14 at an international literary festival at Yale, where the Prizes are based.
Established in 2013 with a gift from the late Donald Windham in memory of his partner of 40 years, Sandy M. Campbell, the prizes are among the richest and most prestigious literary prizes on earth.
English language writers from anywhere in the world are eligible. This year’s recipients are: in drama, Lucas Hnath (US) and Suzan-Lori Parks (US); in nonﬁction, Sarah Bakewell (UK) and Olivia Laing (UK); in ﬁction, John Keene (US) and Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi (Uganda/UK); and in poetry, Lorna Goodison (Jamaica) and Cathy Park Hong (US).”
“Sarah Bakewell unknots complex philosophical thought with verve and wit; her eye for detail and her animated conversation bring readers to inhabit the lives of great philosophers …”
Go to the prize website to read more
MSt tutor Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch’s new collection, Ling di Long, will be launched on 26 Feb 2018
6.30 – 8.30 pm
The Music Room
49 Great Ormond Street
London WC1N 3HZ
Admission free but please advise of attendance: rackpress@nicholas murray.co.uk
MSt tutor James Womack’s On Trust: A Book of Lies (Carcanet Press) has been longlisted for the 2018 International Dylan Thomas Prize. The shortlist, six books, will be announced at the end of March, and the winner on Thursday 10th May 2018.
Read more about the prize and the longlist.
MSt tutor Alice Jolly’s Mary Ann Sate, Imbecile is to be published by Unbound.
Read more about it, including an excerpt, on Unbound’s site.
“Once the initial subscription has been raised then Alice’s share of the profits (50% of every book sold) will go to Emmaus – a charity who support homeless people in Gloucestershire and are part of a federation of 350 organisations in 37 countries around the world”
MSt tutor James Womack has won the PNR Review Translation Prize for his translation from Spanish to English of Manuel Vilas’ ‘Macbeth’.
from the announcement:
“Carcanet Press and PN Review are delighted to announce the winners of the first ever PN Review Prize.
Chris Preddle has won the Poetry Prize with ‘Less Virgil’ and James Womack has won the Translation Prize with his translation from Spanish to English of Manuel Vilas’ ‘Macbeth’. Both winners will each receive £600.
The PN Review Prize is the first annual prize from one of the leading poetry journals worldwide, published for over 40 years by award-winning publisher Carcanet Press. The judges were Carcanet and PN Review editors Michael Schmidt and Luke Allan. Schmidt said, ‘It was a large and challenging field, and selection was, as always, a difficult process given the diversity of theme and form.
…. All the poems, commended and winners, will be published in PN Review issue 239. A prize ceremony will be held in London in January 2018’”
Read more about this on the PNR Review site.
MSt alumna Kiran Millwood Hargrave’s The Island at the End of Everything has been shortlisted for the Costa award and the Blue Peter award. It has also been named by Frances Hardinge as one of The Guardian’s Best Books of 2017
From the publisher:
“From the bestselling author of The Girl of Ink & Stars comes an irresistibly poetic, bittersweet and heartbreaking tale of finding your way home.
Amihan lives on Culion Island, where some of the inhabitants – including her mother – have leprosy. Ami loves her home – with its blue seas and lush forests, Culion is all she has ever known. But the arrival of malicious government official Mr Zamora changes her world forever: islanders untouched by sickness are forced to leave. Banished across the sea, she’s desperate to return, and finds a strange and fragile hope in a colony of butterflies. Can they lead her home before it’s too late?”
About The Island at the End of Everything
MSt tutor Phoebe Stuckes has been shortlisted for the 2017 Wordsworth Trust/ British Library Michael Marks Award.
From the announcement:
“Judges Comments: Savage and wild but beautifully cadenced, these are ‘mad chick’ poems from a brilliantly exhilarating voice: a girl persona in our slippery contemporary world, confident, original and fresh as paint.“
Plays by MSt alumna Jingan Young and MSt tutor Amal Chatterjee feature in Jingan Young’s Pokfulam Rd Production’s “Foreign Goods Last Forever 3”
More information at Pokfulam Rd Productions.
MSt Alumna Cressida Peever’s 10-minute play ‘The Sound I Heard at Three Seventeen’ will be performed alongside six others responding to ‘The Dark Room’ as part of Theatre503’s Rapid Write Response.
At Theatre503 in Battersea, London
on Sunday 26th and Monday 27th November at 19:45
For more information and tickets, visit Theatre503