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Michelle Obama's "Becoming" Wins at British Book Awards

  Michelle Obama's, Becoming, won the nonfiction narrative and audiobook awards at the British Book Awards organized by trade magazine, The Bookseller. The winners from each of the British Book Awards' eight categories go forward for the overall best book of the year. Judges said Becoming - c...

First Tenured Black Professor at Harvard, Dies at 88

Martin Kilson, author and political scientist who was the first tenured African American professor at Harvard University and who helped lay the foundation for collegiate black studies departments, which he sometimes criticized for a lack of academic rigor, died April 24 at a hospice center in Lincol...

Submit to Boston Review’s (Free) 2019 Short Story & Poetry Contests Worth $500 Each, to be Judged by Yvonne Owuor & Ladan Osman

The Boston Review has announced short story and poetry contests, each worth $500, both based on “a new contest model shaped by social justice and accessibility concerns.” The magazine, among whose editors is Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winner Junot Diaz (The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar W...

Call for Submissions: Wole Soyinka Prize 2019 (Deadline: 31 May)

  This is a pan-African prize, viewed also as Africa’s NOBEL prize. It unifies Africans, celebrates Africa’s great minds, brings home Africa’s best intellectuals as judges, entertainers, great communicators and leaders in their own rights. Published novels by an author of Af...

Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist 2019: What You Need to Know

  It’s one of the biggest fiction awards of the year, with the likes of Zadie Smith, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Ali Smith and last year’s winner, Kamila Shamsie having all previously claimed the gong. Now the Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist 2019 has been shared, ahead of ...

Imani Perry's "Looking for Lorraine" Wins the Shilts-Grahn Award for Nonfiction

  The Shilts-Grahn award for nonfiction, which "recognizes the best nonfiction book of the year by or about lesbians, bisexual women, and/or trans women, or that has a significant influence upon the lives of queer women," went to Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine ...

Women Writers: Having Our Say

  Jessica B. Harris, Scholar of African-American Food, Inducted into the James Beard Foundation Hall of Fame Culinary historian, journalist and cookbook author Jessica B. Harris was inducted into the James Beard Foundation’s Cookbook Hall of Fame in a ceremony for media awards in New ...

The Longlist for the 2018 Golden Baobab Prize Announced!

The longlist for the 2018 Golden Baobab Prize is out! The prizes provide opportunities for African writers and illustrators to produce more culturally-relevant children’s books. They are organized by Golden Baobab, a Ghana-based arts and culture literary nonprofit that works to increase repres...

Things Get Hissy: Tomi Adeyemi and Nora Roberts Exchange Hisses Over the Titles of their Books.

       On November 27, Nigerian-American fantasy writer Tomi Adeyemi accused American novelist Nora Roberts of what she perceived to be an unfair use of her title. In March, Adeyemi had published her blockbuster debut novel titled Children of Blood and Bone, which sounds...

QBR Begins Free Book Give Away Program

QBR will select a weekly title that we believe you will enjoy adding to your reading list. We will select and contact a random winner from our weekly entries. Our book is totally free to the winner. There are no costs or incurred shipping charges. Our book giveaway offer is open to all r...
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