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Vahni Capildeo is the winner of the 2016 Forward Prize for Poetry for her collection Measures of Expatriation. Read her poem ‘Is Fraid I Fraid Calendars’.
Angélica Freitas’ Rilke Shake is the winner of the 2016 Best Translated Book Award for Poetry. Read her poem ‘Artichoke’.
Amitava Kumar’s ‘Pyre‘, from Granta 130: India, is selected for 2016 Best American Essays, curated by Jonathan Franzen.
Alan Rossi, ‘The Buddhist’ will be in The O. Henry Prize Stories 2017
John Connell ‘The Birds of June’ shortlisted for the Writing.ie Short Story of The Year 2016
Han Kang’s The Vegetarian has won the 2016 Man Booker International prize. Read the story that inspired it, ‘Fruit of My Woman’.
Jenny Erpenbeck’s The End of Days has been shortlisted for the 2016 Dublin Literary Award.
Jenny Offill’s Dept. of Speculation has also been shortlisted for the 2016 Dublin Literary Award.
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