Literature News

2013 Foyle Young Poets of The Year Award Open For Entries Deadline 31st July 2013

The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award is once again seeking exciting new poets aged 11-17  to enter their poetry competition. 2012’s competition attracted entries from a staggering 7,351 young people from 60 countries... read more

New Literary Prize ‘Folio’ Set To Make it’s Mark on Literature

Publisher The Folio Society has been unveiled as the sponsor of a new £40,000 literary award. The Folio Prize, as the award will be known, will hand out its first accolade in March 2014.... read more

Zadie Smith Book ‘NW’ On the Longlist For 2013 Women’s Prize For Fiction Award

  Authoress Zadie Smith’s latest novel ‘NW’ has been added to the long list of this years Women’s Prize For Fiction Award giving 2 year winner and this year nominee Hilary Mantle a run... read more

Poems By Nii Ayikwei Parkes & Lorna Goodison Added to London Underground New Poems on the Tube

  Poems by British-Ghanaian Nii Ayikwei Parks and Jamaican Lorna Goodison will be a part of  a collection of  London Undergrounds ‘Poems on The Tube’  series to mark 150 years of the tube. The first... read more

BLACK BOOK NEWS World Book Day Special: Black British Books to Add to Your Collection

I was browsing through my twitter timeline and noticed a link to the 100 African-American must read books. I was incredibly impressed, but not in the least bit surprised at the breadth of the... read more

WORLD BOOK DAY Read Excerpt of Stephen Graham’s Novel ‘Gun’

Stephen Graham was born in London England. His passion for writing and his expressive personality are a reflection of trials and tribulations faced, and the lifestyle he previously lived. Growing up on a local... read more

The Gospel According to Cane by Courttia Newland Review By Bernardine Evaristo

Bernardine Evaristo admires a family drama about motherhood and identity. Read her review on Courttia Newland’s lastest book ‘The Gospel’ Courttia Newland published his first novel in 1997, at the age of 23. His... read more

Read Legendary Author Wole Soyinka’s Epic Keynote Address Speech @ FESPACO 2013

Via Shadow and Act: Entitled ‘A Name Is More Than The Tyranny Of Taste’, Wole Soyinka – the Nigerian writer, notable especially as a playwright and poet who was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in... read more

Enter Vogue Under 25’s Young Writing Competition Deadline April 11th 2013

Vogue have announced the opening of their young writers opportunity contest in their March issue. Winners of the award have gone on to become successful poets, play writers, authors and members of Vogue staff. ... read more

Jamal Edwards Signed Up For Virgin Media E-Book Series

Virgin Books has signed entrepreneur Jamal Edwards for six-part e-book The Sound Business Challenge. Senior editor Hannah Knowles signed world English rights from Cathryn Summerhayes and Becky Thomas at WME, with the title to... read more

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