RCW Authors Shortlisted For Man Booker International Prize

The Man Booker International Prize Shortlist was announced and three RCW authors are among the six novelists.

The World Goes On by László Krasznahorkai (translated by John Batki, Ottilie Mulzet & George Szirtes)

The White Book by Han Kang (translated by Deborah Smith)

Flights by Olga Tokarczuk (translated by Jennifer Croft)

The Man Booker International Prize is awarded annually for a single book, translated into English and published in the UK.

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the Man Booker Prize. At the heart of the celebration will be an unmissable festival at the Southbank Centre in London from 6 to 8 July 2018.

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(Agent for László Krasznahorkai, Han Kang, Olga Tokarczuk: Laurence Laluyaux)

Han Kang’s Human Acts Shortlisted For Dublin Literary Award

Human Acts by Han Kang is among the 10 shortlisted novels for the Dublin Literary Award.

Originally written in Korean, Human Acts is one of six novels in translation on the shortlist.

‘This is the beauty of this award; it reaches out to readers and authors worldwide…’ said Dublin’s Lord Mayor, Ardmhéara, Mícheál Mac Donncha, Patron of the Award.

The winner of the Dublin Literary Award will be announced on 13th June.

For more information, please see here.

(Agent for Han Kang: Laurence Laluyaux)

First Love By Gwendoline Riley Shortlisted for James Tait Black Prize

Gwendoline Riley’s First Love has been shortlisted for the James Tait Black Prize.

First Love draws the reader into the battleground of Neve’s marriage to Edwyn, a story of helplessness and hostility, an ongoing conflict in which both husband and wife have played a part.

The James Tait Black Awards are awarded annually by the University of Edinburgh’s School of Literature, Languages and Cultures. The winner of the award will be announced on 18th August.

For more information, please see here.

(Agent for Gwendoline Riley: Zöe Waldie)

RCW Authors Nominated As Best British and Irish Novelists by TLS

The Times Literary Supplement has announced its top novelists chosen as Britain’s and Ireland’s best writers.

From the group of around 200 critics, academics and writers of fiction requested to supply a list of the ten authors producing the best writing “at the moment”, six RCW authors feature in the top ten, with a further two in the top twenty.

The RCW nominated authors include:

Zadie Smith (Feel Free: Essays)

Kazuo Ishiguro (The Buried Giant)

Colm Toibin (House of Names)

Nicola Barker (H(a)ppy)

Anne Enright (The Green Road)

Sebastian Barry (Days Without End)

Claire-Louise Bennett and Gwendoline Riley are also among the nominees in the top 20.

For more information, please see here.

(Agent for Zadie Smith: Georgia Garrett; Agent for Kazuo Ishiguro, Colm Toibin, Anne Enright and Claire-Louise Bennett: Peter Straus; Agent for Nicola Barker: Matthew Marland; Agent for Sebastian Barry: Natasha Fairweather; Agent for Gwendoline Riley: Zoe Waldie)