EBRD Literature Prize 2022 has won author of «The Orphanage»

Author Sergei Zhadan“s book ‘The Orphanage’ has won the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development”s Literary Award 2022. The EBRD Literary Awards recognise the best translators from the nearly 40 countries in which the Bank invests, from Central and Eastern Europe to Central Asia, the Western Balkans and the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean. The grand …

Art & Design exhibitions in London this Summer

We’ve selected for you the art and design exhibitions you should check out this hot summer. The Serpentine, the Barbican, the Design Museum, and others are all worth checking out. Hot summer is here, which means there are a lot of immersive events and pop-ups happening around the city. A growing number of art and …

LRMA Concert this Sunday 3rd of July, St Mark’s Hamilton Terrace

On Sunday 3 July, from 15-00, the beautiful St Mark’s Hamilton Terrace will host some of the best orchestras and musicians in the LMRA. Whether you’re buying tickets or tuning in to hear the Sounds, there are many ways to enjoy great music. The theme of this performance is classical music and peace. Tune in …

Winners of the international literary competition New Amazons ’22

In the early 1990s, a collection of new women’s prose, The New Amazons, by a group of young female writers of the same name, was published. Since then, women’s prose has become a recognised phenomenon in contemporary literature. This competition is a continuation of an important conversation that began three decades ago. The international literary …

Does English literature have a future?

Considering how the world seems to be becoming ever more utilitarian and technocratic, this question preoccupies us. Arts and humanities courses are being threatened by a shift towards ‘skills-based’ learning. Alice Crossley, on Reaction, warns that we may overlook the “war on culture” that is being fought “under our noses” in the midst of all …

Maria Bregmans books are presented at a book exhibition

One of the most interesting discoveries at this year’s book fair, 3-6 June 2022, were the books of Maria Bregman, a young, talented writer who has already made a name for herself in the literary world. At the book fair visitors can buy and read her latest book “Merging with the Light”, which is a …

Author with British citizenship banned from flying home to UK

The Ugandan-born literature award winner said she felt “numb” after she was prevented from boarding a Ryanair flight from Brussels to her home in Manchester. Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, a British citizen who has lived in the UK for 21 years, was returning from a literature festival when she was barred from checking in. The 54-year-old …