Prizes and Awards:
And The Winners Are…
Winners of the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) awards have been announced. Founded in 1974, the NBCC honours outstanding writing and fosters a national conversation about reading, criticism and literature.
The complete list of NBCC award winners across eight individual categories are as follows:
Milkman by Anna Burns
Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Steve Coll
Belonging: A German Reckons With History and Home by Nora Krug
Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous by Christopher Bonanos
Feel Free by Zadie Smith
The Carrying by Ada Limón
Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing
John Leonard Prize (for best debut novel)
There There by Tommy Orange
Literary Festivals and Events:
Amazing SWF Lineup Announced
The program for the 2019 Sydney Writers’ Festival has been announced.
Running from Monday the 29th of April to Sunday the 5th of May, the festival will feature 55 international and 360 Australian writers, academics and public figures. Discussions and events, taking place across Carriageworks, Town Hall, City Recital Hall and venues across greater Sydney, will all be inspired by the festival’s theme – Lie to Me.
“Hundreds of the world’s most exciting writers will gather in Sydney to examine the white lies and deceptions that are necessary for survival, and malicious lies that are spun with darker intent. They’ll explore the ways that writing can be used to deceive others in an increasingly post-truth world and look at the lies that we tell ourselves and each other, and those we collectively tell as a country,” said Artistic Director Michaela McGuire, on the eve of her third Festival.
Familiar names featured on the program include Markus Zusak, Chloe Hooper, Leigh Sales, Jane Harper, Trent Dalton, and Candice Fox, to name a few.
To view the full program, please visit the Sydney Writers’ Festival website.
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