The shortlist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for 2013 is due to be announced on the 9th of April. The longlist for the prize was announced quite some time ago – on the 12th of November in fact – presumably in order to give readers some chance of making an indent into the rather extraordinary 154 book longlist before the second announcement is made.

The winner of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award will receive €100,000 prize, making it the world’s most valuable annual literary prize for a single work of fiction published in English. In order to be eligible for the 2013 prize, books needed to be published between 1 January 2011 and 31 December 2011.

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The shortlist for the unique Diagram Prize – the prize awarded each year book with the strangest title – has been announced for 2013.

The titles in the running are:

Was Hitler Ill?
by Hans-Joachim Neumann and Henrik Eberle (Polity Press)
A historian and professor of medicine analyse whether the Führer was fully responsible for his crimes. View Post

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Montreal International Poetry PrizeEntries are now open for the Montreal International Poetry Prize. The winner of the prize will receive a cash prize of CA $20,000 (approximately US $19,500 or GBP £ 12,900). The prize is open to original, unpublished poems up to 40 lines long. Entrants can be from anywhere in the world and do not need to be previously published poets.

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Nominated in the Graphic Novel/ Comics category, Unterzakhn by Leela Corman is about immigrant life on New York’s Lower East Side at the turn of the twentieth century

Nominated in the Graphic Novel/ Comics category, Unterzakhn by Leela Corman is about immigrant life on New York’s Lower East Side at the turn of the twentieth century

The Los Angeles Times first awarded book prizes in 1980. The 2013 Los Angeles Time Book Prizes will be awarded to the best books across ten categories, published in the United States in the previous calendar year.

Uniquely, the categories include genres popular with readers such as Mystery/Thriller and Graphic Novel / Comics, as well as more traditional literary categories such as poetry and biography.

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Nicholl 2010 Fellow 2010 Destin Daniel Cretton wrote 'I Am Not A Hipster' during his fellowship year. The film, which he also directed, premièred at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

2010 Nicholl Fellow Destin Daniel Cretton wrote ‘I Am Not A Hipster’ during his fellowship year. The film, which he also directed, premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

Please note: the following post relates to the 2013 Nicholl Fellowships. For 2014 information please click here.

Entries for the prestigious and lucrative Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting are now open.

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