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November 2013
Latest News

Doris Lessing Passes Away at 94

Dorris Lessing

Doris Lessing has passed away in London at the age of 94. The author of more than thirty books—novels, short story and poetry collections, reportage, and plays—Lessing's diverse body of work was recognized officially in 2007 when she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Her full New York Times obituary can be read here.

Lucy Hughes-Hallett Wins Samuel Johnson Prize

Gabriele d'Annunzio

Lucy Hughes-Hallett's Gabriele d'Annunzio has won the 2013 Samuel Johnson Prize. One of the most highly regarded prizes for non-fiction books the Samuel Johnson Prize "aims to reward the best of non-fiction and is open to authors of all non-fiction books in the areas of current affairs, history, politics, science, sport, travel, biography, autobiography and the arts," and comes with £20,000 award. Click here to view a list of our previous winners and finalists.

In Brief
William Weaver, best known for his translations of modern Italian masters like Italo Calvino, Umberto Eco, Primo Levi, and Giorgio Bassani's The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, has passed away at the age of 90. Weaver's full New York Times obituary can be read here.
Anne Carson has been shortlisted for the 2013 T.S. Eliot Poetry Prize for her newest collection of poems, Red Doc>. The winner will be announced at an award ceremony in January and prize comes with a £15,000 award.

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