Sharjah Book Fair to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature 2021

Sharjah Book Fair to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature

The Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF), in the United Arab Emirates, the largest publishing gathering on the Asian continent, will celebrate forty years of existence from November 3 to 13, with the presentation of more of 1,500 publishers from 83 countries and almost a thousand cultural events around this literary meeting that in recent years … Read more

Abdulrazak Gurnah, 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature

Abdulrazak Gurnah 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature

New hero of African literature, the Tanzanian writer has built over the past 34 years a demanding work giving pride of place to the burning themes of exile. Others would rather have bet on the Kenyan Ngugi wa Thiong’o or the Somali Nuruddin Farah, who, for several years already, are regularly cited as favorites. The … Read more

On October 19, 1899, Miguel Ángel Asturias was born, 1967 Nobel Prize in Literature.

On October 19 1899 Miguel Angel Asturias was born 1967

With information from @M_V_MEJIA / gazeta.gt / Cover image @BMCadiz Miguel Ángel Asturias Rosales was born in the house located on Avenida de Caballería de la Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción. The current nomenclature of the property corresponds to 13 avenue 5-54 zone 1. Gonzalo Asturias describes it as a construction “of open courtyards, Andalusian … Read more

Literature: how much money do the most important prizes in the world give?

Literature how much money do the most important prizes in

Recently, the Planeta de Novela Prize raised its prize to one million euros (almost 1.16 million dollars, or just over 23.5 million pesos) according to its president, José Creuheres, making him one of the best financially gifted in the world. The Spanish Group Planeta announced this Thursday, on the eve of the award of the … Read more

American poet Louise Glück wins the Nobel Prize for Literature

American poet Louise Gluck wins the Nobel Prize for Literature

By Anna Ringstrom, Simon Johnson STOCKHOLM, Oct 8 (Reuters) – American poet Louise Glück won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature for a work that explores family and childhood with an unmistakable poetic voice that, with stark beauty, makes individual existence universal, “said the Thursday the Swedish Academy. Former United States President Barack Obama presents … Read more

International Literature Festival / Baldwin, Styron and me | Who’s talking about whom?

International Literature Festival Baldwin Styron and me Whos

Writer Melikah Abdelmoumen has often told me about her passion for writers James Baldwin and William Styron. What led her in 2019 to write a text for the magazine Spiral, “James Baldwin and William Styron: Writing America on the Other”, which was the cornerstone of the show Baldwin, Styron and I, presented at the Quat’sous … Read more

Abdulrazak Gurnah: five essential books of the Nobel Prize for Literature

‘The voice of the displaced’, this is how the world knows Abdulrazak Gurnah. The writer, who recently won the award Nobel Prize in Literature, has a work that has focused on the effects of colonialism and immigration. He was born on December 20, 1948 in Zanzibar, an island located in Tanzania, Africa. However, due to … Read more

The six Latin American winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature | Latino Ball

1634461875 The six Latin American winners of the Nobel Prize for

Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian author | Source: AP The Nobel Foundation, from 1901 to date, grants multiple awards recognizing the contribution to humanity made by certain people. These people must have excelled in one of the fields pointed out by Albert Nobel, who inspired and financed the awards. These areas are: Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Peace … Read more

Sartre’s ‘je refuse’ to the Nobel Prize in Literature

1634414180 Sartres je refuse to the Nobel Prize in Literature

The context “I reject the award, that’s the truth, but I reserve my explanations for the Swedish press.” On October 22, 1964, two news items shocked French society and, hence, that of the countries that were then on either side of the Iron Curtain: the thinker Jean-Paul Sartre, of recognized communist affiliation, had received the … Read more

Literature. Lebanese Hoda Barakat wins Arab Booker

Literature Lebanese Hoda Barakat wins Arab Booker

On April 23, the Arab Booker Prize was awarded to Lebanese Hoda Barakat for her novel Night courier. This is the first time in twelve years that this prestigious literary award has been awarded that a woman has been the only winner. “This is the first time that a woman has won the full international … Read more

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