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Greta Thunberg Wins Waterstones ‘Author Of The Year’ Award | Arts

  Waterstones has named 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg ‘Author of the Year’ for her book No One Is Too Small To Make A Difference.   The book is a collection of Thunberg’s speeches, described by Waterstones as spreading an “urgent message”. Waterstones added that “Greta Thunberg’s speeches have been an inspiration to millions”.   The bookshop chain has in[…]

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National Galleries Scotland Ends Partnership With BP Due To Climate Change Concerns | Arts

  After the growing pressure that has involved the National Portrait Gallery in London for its collaboration with BP, National Galleries Scotland is the latest in the UK to take the initiative to end their links to BP. This choice will bring a change in the art world, now deeply involved in doing everything necessary to not have a dramatic[…]

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Artist Doris Salcedo Wins Nomura Art Award For Work On Political Violence | Arts

  Doris Salcedo is a Colombian artist who has exhibited ‘Shibboleth’, an installation consisting of a 167 meter long crack on the floor, hosted in the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern. In her artworks, she has always taken inspiration from the political troubles she has experienced with her family in Colombia.   For this particular exhibition, she has won[…]

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Margaret Atwood And Bernardine Evaristo Jointly Awarded 2019 Booker Prize | Arts

  Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo have been jointly awarded with the 2019 Booker Prize, respectively for their novels The Testaments and Girl, Woman, Other. The authors will also divide the £50,000 prize.   The prize has been split twice before, between Nadine Gordimer and Stanley Middleton in 1974, and Michael Ondaatje and Barry Unsworth in 1992. After the 1992[…]

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Nobel Prize In Literature Awarded To Olga Tokarczuk And Peter Handke | Arts

  Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk and Austrian author Peter Handke have both received The Nobel Prize in Literature. The news comes after the 2018 ceremony was postponed following a sexual assault scandal.   Olga Tokarczuk, who won The 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature, is a Polish writer, activist and public intellectual. She was cited by the Swedish Academy for her[…]

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