Madeleine Thien

The 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist announced

March 8, 2017

In an announcement timed to coincide with International Women’s Day, the longlist for the 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction has been unveiled. Now in its 22nd year, and fourth year in partnership with Baileys, the prize celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in writing by women, in English, from around the world. Set up in […]

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Adelaide Festival announces 2017 lineup

November 3, 2016

Rufus Wainwright, Berlin’s Schaubühne Theater, and the premiere of RED, starring Cate Blanchett head up the bill for artistic directors Neil Armfield and Rachel Healy‘s debut festival. Over thirty arts events will take place over the 17 day period, running from March 3rd until March 19th. The lineup includes 16 Australian premieres, 17 Adelaide exclusives, […]

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Perth International Arts Festival presents “art without borders” in their 2017 program

November 3, 2016

Themes of migration, reconciliation, accessibility and empathy form the heart of Perth International Arts Festival’s 2017 programming. Over the course of 24 days, from Feb 10th to March 5th, Perth will play host to over 700 artists from around the world, to 11 Australian exclusives and to 5 World premieres, all to better understand and […]

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And then there were 6! – Man Booker Prize shortlist revealed

September 13, 2016

The 2016 Shortlist for the Man Booker Prize has been unveiled, and once again it makes for some interesting reading. Past winners, and literary heavyweights have found themselves dispensed with as the judges have agonisingly whittled down the long list to a mere six titles. The six authors and books that made the shortlist then […]

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The 2016 Man Booker Longlist has been revealed

July 27, 2016

The longlist for the 2016 Man Booker Prize was announced overnight in the UK. The thirteen books on the list were whittled down from over 150 submissions  by a panel of five judges. Those five judges now have until 13th September to decide on a six book shortlist, before the eventual winner is announced on the […]

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