David Diop, a French author who spent his life between Senegal and France, has won the 2021 International Booker Prize for his second novel, At Night All Blood Is Black, alongside his translator, Anna Moscovakis. He is the first French author to ever win this award. The book, written in 2018, received many accolades, including the Prix Goncourt des Lycéens and the Swiss Prix Ahmadou-Kourouma. In 2020 the book was translated into English by Moscovakis, making it eligible for the International Booker Prize. The story follows Alfa Ndiaye, a Senegalese man, as he fights with the French army during …
It’s time to give black authors a chance to be heard and Bernardine is doing just that. Read to find out how she’s putting Black British authors back in the spotlight!
Melinda Gates recently announced that she is donating $250,000 to the Carol Shields Prize for Fiction. The award was created in 2020 and it is the first English language literary award to celebrate excellence in fiction by women writers in the United States and Canada.
Douglas Stuart, the 2020 Booker Prize winner for his novel, Shuggie Bain, donated 300 copies of the popular work to those who are living with homelessness through “Streetreads;” a charity project that provides free books and human connection to people in need.