NoViolet Bulawayo

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NoViolet Bulawayo and Margo Jefferson join ‘exciting’ Rathbones Folio prize shortlist
The newly formatted prize will, for the first time, name winners in fiction, nonfiction and poetry and the shortlist includes writers from across the world

Sarah Shaffi

31, Jan, 2023 @7:45 PM

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‘The story had been stirring in me for most of my life’: How I wrote a Booker-shortlisted novel
NoViolet Bulawayo, Percival Everett, Alan Garner and others reveal the inspiration for the books up for this year’s award

NoViolet Bulawayo; Percival Everett; Alan Garner; Shehan Karunatilaka; Claire Keegan; Elizabeth Strout

08, Oct, 2022 @8:00 AM

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The Booker prize 2022: watch shortlist readings by Jarvis Cocker, Sharon Horgan and more
Performers read from the novels in contention for this year’s prestigious fiction prize in a series of films made by director Kevin Thomas

Guardian books

05, Oct, 2022 @4:26 PM

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Booker prize: Alan Garner becomes oldest author to be shortlisted
Only British writer on list will collect prize on 88th birthday if successful, but is up against five other books judges say ‘speak powerfully about important things’

Sarah Shaffi

06, Sep, 2022 @6:30 PM

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‘I’ve no idea how we’ll pick a winner’: the challenge of a spectacular Booker shortlist
From a surreal African kingdom to a Sri Lankan afterlife, via murder, morality, grief and healing … One of this year’s prize judges assesses the six finalists they must choose between

Shahidha Bari

06, Sep, 2022 @6:30 PM

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Booker prize longlist of 13 writers aged 20 to 87 announced
List comprises 13 writers of fiction, from NoViolet Bulawayo to Leila Mottley, described as ‘stimulating, surprising, nourishing’ by judging panel

Sarah Shaffi

26, Jul, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Glory by NoViolet Bulawayo review – a Zimbabwean Animal Farm
Set in the aftermath of Mugabe’s fall, Bulawayo’s long-awaited second novel is a spellbinding allegory

Sarah Ladipo Manyika

23, Mar, 2022 @7:30 AM

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NoViolet Bulawayo: ‘I’m encouraged by this new generation that wants better’
The Booker-shortlisted author talks about Zimbabwe after Mugabe - and drawing on Orwell for her brilliant new political satire

Alex Clark

19, Mar, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Top 10 opening scenes in books
From Kazuo Ishiguro’s laconic intimations to Mark Twain’s garrulous energy, these are masterclasses in the difficult art of beginning

Catherine Lacey

19, Jul, 2017 @9:00 AM

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Sci-fi, creative writing and wizards – Africa's best authors discuss modern literature
What is ‘African literature’? How easy is it to become an author on the continent? What we learned from this year’s Caine prize shortlist

Basia Cummings

03, Jul, 2015 @12:43 PM

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Reading American cities: books about Detroit
The Motor City has inspired impassioned poetry, meticulous realism, tales of the supernatural, riveting non-fiction dramas and more. Anna Clark sorts through a great city’s stories

Anna Clark

22, May, 2015 @2:34 PM

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Guardian first book award: 16 years of talent-spotting
As nominations for 2015 open, it’s a good time to remember that the prize isn’t just the sum of its winners but of all the shortlisted stars of the future

Claire Armitstead

12, May, 2015 @4:25 PM

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