Meryl Streep has funded a screenwriters lab for women writers over 40, to be run by New York Women in Film and Television and IRIS, a collective of women filmmakers, deadline June 1.
Digest, by Gregory Pardlo, winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, is a collection that’s both narrative and personal, rooted in Brooklyn and contemporary culture.
Tony Mochama , a.k.a Smitta , who is a columnist for the Standard Media Group has been announced as the winner of this year’s Burt Award for Literature.
Louise Erdrich has won the National Book Award in fiction for The Round House, her thirteenth novel
Dutch writer Gerbrand Bakker has won the EUR100,000 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for his first novel Boven is het stil, translated into English as The Twin.