Awards and prizes

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Gordon Burn prize shortlist announced: jazz icons, true crime and a rogue psychotherapist
Preti Taneja, David Whitehouse, Graeme Macrae Burnet, Margo Jefferson and Lea Ypi are shortlisted for the prize rewarding ‘bold and innovative’ books

Sarah Shaffi

03, Aug, 2022 @8:29 AM

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The week in audio: British Podcast Awards 2022; Media Storm; Decode; Songbook and more
There’s grace and glamour at this year’s podcast Oscars, while new music and culture shows promise nerdy delights

Miranda Sawyer

30, Jul, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Will Smith posts emotional apology for the slap: ‘I am deeply remorseful’
Actor releases video answering questions about the incident at this year’s Oscars where he slapped Chris Rock onstage

Benjamin Lee

29, Jul, 2022 @3:03 PM

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The Guardian view on book prizes: don’t forget the children | Editorial
Editorial: In a changing awards landscape, fiction for young readers should not be left out in the cold


27, Jul, 2022 @5:25 PM

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Meet the gaymers: why queer representation is exploding in video games
For decades, LGBTQ+ characters and stories were almost nonexistent – but now things have improved, and a new generation of queer players are finding themselves (and each other) in video games

Keza MacDonald

27, Jul, 2022 @2:15 PM

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Rathbones Folio prize ‘refreshing format’ to expand to three categories
Winners for fiction, nonfiction and poetry will each receive £2,000 and then compete for the overall £30,000 award

Sarah Shaffi

26, Jul, 2022 @2:33 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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Mercury prize: Sam Fender, Harry Styles and Self Esteem lead pack of first-time nominees
Women including Little Simz and Jessie Buckley dominate this year’s cohort for the best British album of the year, which falters on recent diversity gains

Laura Snapes

26, Jul, 2022 @10:15 AM

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David Warner: a fiercely charismatic actor who raised the IQ of his movies
From Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment to one of movie history’s most shocking death scenes, Warner’s classical training, style and fine voice gave character to any role

Peter Bradshaw

25, Jul, 2022 @2:14 PM

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Deborah James cancer podcast You, Me and the Big C wins top award
Champion prize at the British Podcast Awards given to series co-hosted by bowel cancer campaigner who died in June

Nadeem Badshah

23, Jul, 2022 @7:07 PM

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Hadley’s art prize 2022: Tuppy Ngintja Goodwin wins Australia’s richest landscape prize
The senior Pitjantjatjara artist is the first woman to win the $100,000 award since its inception in 2017

Kelly Burke

22, Jul, 2022 @2:08 AM

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Mick Herron wins crime novel of the year award for Slough House
Judges praised the author for combining ‘intrigue, peril and humour in a deft exploration of international espionage’

Sarah Shaffi

21, Jul, 2022 @8:30 PM

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