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Monthly Archives: February 2017
“ Wandering lonely as a cloud: Coping with isolation as a writer ” Kat Sommers is a comedy writer based in south London. She has written for the BBC, Sky, and the School of Life, and recently co-wrote a sitcom … Continue reading
MSt alumna Kiran Millwood Hargrave’s “The Girl Of Ink And Stars” shortlisted for Waterstones Children’s Book Prize
MSt alumna Kiran Millwood Hargrave’s The Girl Of Ink And Stars has been shortlisted for Waterstones Children’s Book Prize in the Young Readers category. “Kiran Millwood-Hargrave … offers us the rich allegories of a young girl fighting for truth against … Continue reading
Photo from Eve White agency MSt alumna Daisy Johnson’s short story “Blood Rites” has been longlisted for the 2017 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award. The shortlist will be announced on March 19th, and the winner on April 27th.
MSt alumna Sarvat Hasin’s debut novel, “This Wide Night” will be launched at Blackwell’s Bookshop in Oxford on 17th March 2017. “A retelling of Louisa May Alcott’s ‘Little Women’, but transported to 1970s Karachi, this stunning new novel presents a … Continue reading
MSt alumna Kiran Millwood Hargrave’s “The Girl Of Ink And Stars” shortlisted for inaugural Jhalak Prize
The Jhalak Prize “seeks to celebrate books by British/British resident BAME writers, and the overall winner will be presented with a prize of £1,000. The shortlist consists of fiction, YA, non-fiction, debuts, short stories and genre.” This year’s judges are … Continue reading
MSt alumna Sabyn Javeri’s novel Nobody Killed Her (HarperCollins, 2017) was launched at Karachi Literature Festival on Saturday 11th February 2017. The novel is available to pre-order on Amazon.
Jan Wagner Image: Alberto Novelli, Villa Massimo The Poetry Society Annual Lecture in partnership with New College Oxford, by the German poet and translator, Jan Wagner. The Shedding of Skins and Schemes: a voice of one’s own and the voices … Continue reading
Catherine Higgins-Moore’s Strange Roof by Finishing Line Press in May 2017, in the New Women’s Voices Series. ‘Catherine Higgins-Moore’s use of language to embolden and communicate experience inspires and excites. She is not afraid of anything. Her confident gritty … Continue reading
MSt alumna Maya Popa’s chapbook, The Bees Have Been Canceled: Poems, has been published by New Michigan Press. ‘this remarkable chapbook [is]…annunciatory and regenerative…continually making anew the world it describes’ (Jamie McKendrick) ‘a terrific new voice in poetry, cerebral, distinctive … Continue reading
Sean O’Brien, Visiting Humanitas-Weidenfeld Professor, lectures at St Anne’s on 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th Feb 2017
The first of four weekly lectures by distinguished poet Sean O’Brien, Visiting Humanitas-Weidenfeld Professor, is on Tuesday 7th February. Schedule: Tuesday 7 February 2017 ‘For dreams are licensed as they never were’. What becomes of the history poem? Tuesday 14 … Continue reading