Awards and prizes

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Maddie Mortimer wins the Desmond Elliott prize for Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies
The ‘sprawling and ambitious’ debut centres on the author’s relationship with her mother, who died of cancer in 2010

Sarah Shaffi

01, Jul, 2022 @6:59 PM

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From Poirot to poppers! Jarman award shortlist celebrates ‘risk-taking’ film-makers
Contenders for the £10,000 video art prize offer up a range of work, from explorations of the UK prison system to surreal skin cream adverts

Tim Jonze

28, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Dominic Cummings attempts career reboot as political speaker
Ex-adviser to Boris Johnson holds forth about his hero Otto von Bismarck at Orwell Festival of Political Writing

Caroline Davies

23, Jun, 2022 @9:23 PM

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Miles Franklin 2022: shortlist revealed for Australia’s prestigious literary prize
A self-published novel by Michael Winkler joins Alice Pung, Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Michelle de Kretser and Jennifer Down to compete for $60,000

Steph Harmon

23, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Shock ending: how the Costa book awards changed reading – and pitted husband against wife
After 50 years, the prize has been scrapped. How did it change Britain’s literary landscape? And what happened at the awards when Margaret Drabble was seated next to Theresa May?

Claire Armitstead

23, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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A star is forlorn: Bradley Cooper and the mystery of the ‘asshole director’
The actor recently opened up about the time his insecurities were tweaked by a famous film-maker. So who do we think the insulting director was?

Stuart Heritage

21, Jun, 2022 @11:23 AM

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4thWrite short story prize seeks best new writers of colour
Unpublished writers from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds have until 14 August to submit their entries for the Guardian and publisher 4th Estate’s competition

Sarah Shaffi

21, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Malorie Blackman’s ‘dynamic imaginary worlds’ win her the PEN Pinter prize
Noughts & Crosses author praised by judges for ‘challenging issues of injustice in a way that is totally engaging’

Sarah Shaffi

21, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Hamish Blake wins gold at 2022 Logie awards
The Lego Masters Australia host took both the Gold Logie and the Bert Newton award for most popular presenter, while there were wins for The Newsreader, Bluey, Guy Pearce and Home and Away

Kelly Burke

19, Jun, 2022 @3:28 PM

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The Faber/Observer/Comica graphic short story prize 2022 – enter now!
The annual award for aspiring cartoonists offers the chance to be published in the Observer and win £1,000, with past winners going on to land film and book deals

Rachel Cooke

19, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘Can objects teach us about reality?’: Ruth Ozeki on her Women’s prize-winning novel
Voices of everyday things fill The Book of Form and Emptiness, rooted in how she experienced the loss of her father

Lisa Allardice

17, Jun, 2022 @1:59 PM

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‘Trust breached’: publisher distances herself from author John Hughes amid plagiarism claims
Upswell publisher Terri-ann White says she is distressed by controversy around former Miles Franklin prize longlist novel The Dogs

Steph Harmon

17, Jun, 2022 @9:23 AM

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