The National Centre for Writing launches this week in Norwich, following a £2m extension and restoration of historic Dragon Hall. The new centre, backed by patrons including Margaret Atwood, JM Coetzee, Sarah Perry, Elif Shafak and Ali Smith, will be a physical and digital space to explore the artistic and social power of creative writing, and support the creation and enjoyment of world literature.
National Poetry Day and BBC Local Radio are joining forces to celebrate the small changes that really matter to people in 12 specially commissioned poems – one for each of the 12 BBC regions in England.
An international jury of eminent historians with research interests as varied as America nationalism, European integration, violence in Africa and women’s history has been announced as the jury of the 2018 Cundill History Prize.
The Indigo Press, the publishing arm of the MILD group, has today announced two new titles acquired by Publishing Director Ellah Wakatama Allfrey. The Press secured UK and Commonwealth rights to Wonder Valley from Peter Straus at Rogers, Coleridge & White and World English Language rights to Silence is My Mother Tongue from Isobel Dixon at Blake Friedmann.
Nuclear stand-off, new-born lambs, defiant sex and Hollywood blockbusters, addiction, rage and pity - Britain’s most coveted poetry awards, the Forward Prizes for Poetry, have today announced shortlists dominated by “urgent, engaged and inspirational” voices tackling complex subjects with high-stakes brio.
Foundation launches Women Poets' Prize at Second Home Poetry Festival on Saturday 9 June