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Apply to Study for an MFA in Creative Writing at Texas State University

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The creative writing program at Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas is currently accepting applications for a Master’s in Fine Art (MFA) in Creative Writing, for Fall 2020. Graduates from the program have won National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, Wallace Stegner Fellowships, an AWP Prize for Best Novel, and honorable mentions for the PEN/Faulkner […]

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BBC Apologises to Bernardine Evaristo Over Presenter’s “Another Author” Reference, Following Twitter Backlash

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Last night, the BBC was at the receiving end of a storm on Twitter when a presenter failed to name Bernardine Evaristo in a reference to the Booker Prize she shared with Margaret Atwood. The presenter, who is male and white, named Atwood but described Evaristo as “another author.” The gaffe came during a live […]

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Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, Nnamdi Oguike Among Authors Lined Up for the 2019 Crater Literary Festival, Dec. 12-14

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, 2010 winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book (Africa), and Nnamdi Oguike, one of the winners of the 2019 Miles Morland Foundation Writing Scholarship, are among the writers lined up for events at the 2019 Crater Literary Festival. An initiative of Crater Library & Publisher in collaboration with AfricaWeek […]

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Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Virtue and Vengeance Selected as Good Morning America Book Club December Read, First Six Chapters Now Available

Tomi Adeyemi’s much-anticipated Children of Virtue and Vengeance, the second installment of her Legacy of Orïsha trilogy, is the December book club read for Good Morning America, a highly successful morning show on ABC. In introducing the novel, Good Morning America host Robin Roberts said that the novel could be described as “a cross between Game of Thrones and Black […]

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Wole Soyinka Shares His Journey Overcoming Prostate Cancer, Points Out Need for Better Local Healthcare

We all like to think of our literary heroes as immortal — especially Professor Wole Soyinka. For so long, this venerable figure of African letters appeared untouched by age and time; indeed, he turned 85 this year. So it came across as a real shock when we learned that Soyinka had been previously diagnosed with […]

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KIWI Films Acquires Film Rights to Kopano Matlwa’s Coconut

South African production company KIWI Films has recently optioned novelist Kopano Matlwa’s debut Coconut for a feature film adaptation. The Pontas Agency, Matlwa’s agents, announced the sale of the novel’s audiovisual rights on November 21, 2019.   View this post on Instagram   Kopano Matlwa’s novel COCONUT will be adapted as a feature feature film. […]

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Imbolo Mbue’s Second Novel, Forthcoming June 2020 | Synopsis and Cover Reveal

In August 2019, we reported that the North American rights to Cameroonian novelist Imbolo Mbue’s second novel, How Beautiful We Were, had been acquired by Penguin Random House. UK and Commonwealth rights were acquired by Canongate books in October 2019. Now, we are excited to learn that Penguin Random House has finally provided a synopsis […]

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Otosirieze Obi-Young Wins Inaugural The Future Awards Prize for Literature

We’re thrilled (read: jumping) to announce that Brittle Paper‘s Deputy Editor Otosirieze Obi-Young has won the inaugural The Future Awards Africa Prize for Literature—his very first award win. The other four nominees were the writer and video artist Akwaeke Emezi, the novelist Oyinkan Braithwaite, the poet and performer Lanaire Aderemi, and the poet Ijeoma Umebinyuo. […]

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The 2019 Brittle Paper Awards: Announcing The Winners

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In November, we announced The 5 Shortlists for The 2019 Brittle Paper Awards. Launched in 2017 to mark our seventh anniversary, The […]

This Blood That Not Even the Mountains Can Hold: Megan Ross Rereads Sarah Godsell’s Liquid Bones

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“this country of blood” It is just under a year since Impepho Press published Sarah Godsell’s second poetry collection, Liquid […]

On Transatlantic Shame | I. S. Jones | Poetry

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nothing is earned unless something is lost. the ocean grants safe passage, but i fear the cost is too great. […]

The 2019 Brittle Paper Award for Poetry: Meet The 5 Finalists

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The 5 Shortlists for The 2019 Brittle Paper Awards were announced in November. Begun in 2017 to mark our seventh anniversary, the Awards […]

The 2019 Brittle Paper Anniversary Award: Meet The 6 Finalists

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The 5 Shortlists for The 2019 Brittle Paper Awards were announced in November. Begun in 2017 to mark our seventh anniversary, the Awards […]

The 2019 Brittle Paper Award for Creative Nonfiction: Meet The 4 Finalists

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The 5 Shortlists for The 2019 Brittle Paper Awards were announced in November. Begun in 2017 to mark our seventh anniversary, the Awards […]

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