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Caine Prize Winner 2011

Caine Prize for African Writing 2011

People - NoViolet BulawayoNoViolet Bulawayo from Zimbabwe has won the £10,000 Caine Prize for African Writing with her short story "Hitting Budapest", published in the Boston Review Volume  Read more

Bulwer-Lytton 2011

Bulwer Lytton Fiction Contest 2011

The winner of the 2011 Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest

Coming from the University of San Jose, this entertaining competition challenges the writer to compose the opening sentence of the worst of all possible novels. Follow its 'childishly simple' rules, 'wretched writers welcome'.

is Sue Fondrie with this first line:

‘Cheryl’s mind turned like the vanes of a wind-powered turbine, chopping her sparrow-like thoughts into bloody pieces that fell onto a growing pile of forgotten memories.’   Read more

2011 International Book Fairs

International Book Fairs 2011

Once again, here is our annual update of the international book fairs which are held throughout the year. Most of these are primarily intended as trade fairs for the book trade, but an increasing number have extensive programmes of cultural events and opportunities to meet authors. Some set out to attract the general public, others have particular days when the public can get in.  Read more

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