Shehan Karunatilaka’s ‘The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida’ wins 2022 Booker Prize The author was a finalist for the 2017 and 2018 Nobel Prize for Literature.
The 7th edition of The Guardian Quill award for outstanding poetry has been presented to the writer-in-residence at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, by the award committee led by the university’s vice-chancellor, Joanna Bourne. Quill is the world’s largest and wealthiest literary prize for poetry, with a monetary value of $5 million. It was endowed in 2002 by the late poet laureate C.P. Cavafy, the late Scottish literary giant who made his reputation as the “author of the epic” in ancient Greek, and as a poet of the 1960s. He once said, “The poetry of the future must not be a matter of mere phrases or of a personal’style’. Something which is a combination of the two, something true, pure and new.” To date, the prize has been shared by 17 poets, including T. S. Eliot, Amiri Baraka, Michael Ondaatje and Anne Carson.
Puja Kothari won the Jnanpith Award, which is India’s highest civilian award, for her book, “The Unwanted Wife.”
Here’s a look at five other literary awards winners today (Nov. 11):
Hala Ghanima was awarded the 2015 Goldman Prize for Literature at the Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences for her book, “A Land of My Own: Poems 1972-2005.”
The winner of the 2017 Booker Prize for fiction was Indian writer, Amit Chaudhuri, for his book, “The Accidental.”
The 2018 Booker Prize for fiction was shared by Indian-American writer Amit Chaudhuri for his novel, “The Accidental” with the British author, Margaret Atwood.
The 2018 Booker Prize for poetry was awarded to the writer-in-residence at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, by the award committee led by the university’s vice-chancellor, Joanna Bourne.
Here’s a look at the other books being awarded today.
The National Book Awards (NBAs) are held each year in the United States to recognize the best of outstanding books published in the preceding year. The awards, organized by the American Library Association and its member libraries