Wednesday, September 8, 2010

News from the Literary World...

In a bid to keep you on top of things in the literary world (wherever that is!) we compiled this. Just so you know...

Kwani Trust, 2010 Prince Claus Award Laureate

Congratulations to Kwani Trust. Good their work is being recognised and aawarded.
"Kwani Trust has been awarded a 2010 Prince Claus Award, given annually in recognition of exceptional achievements in the field of Culture and Development. Each year, this prestigious award run by the Prince Claus Fund invites an expanding network of colleagues, partners and experts in artistic and cultural fields that are relevant to the Fund’s mission to nominate candidates for the award."
More info here

Penguin Prize for Africa Writing Announces Winners

Congratulations to Pius Adesanmi (Nigeria for his work, You're Not A Country, Africa) and Ellen Banda-Aaku (Zambia for her novel manuscript, Patchwork) for winning the Penguin Prize for African Writing, Non-fiction and fiction categories respectively.

More information on the Penguin site.

Read the Sentinel Newsletter with updates on what they've been up to here.