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Carol Ann Duffy has used her final collection as poet laureate to skewer the politicians who led the UK into Brexit, and Donald Trump. In a poem titled The Ex-Ministers, she names no names but writes: "We are nothing to them now; lemmings going over the white cliffs of Dover." Swearing In, dedicated to inventive insults...
Maryse Conde, one of the Caribbean's most renowned authors, has won an award created to replace this year's Nobel Prize for Literature. The prestigious literature prize was suspended this year after a scandal at the Swedish Academy, which awards it. The Guadeloupian author, 81, said she was "very happy and proud" to win the alternative version. She...
Jo Brand is a woman with staying power - she's been on our radar for the best part of three decades and the media have cast her as everything from man-hater to national treasure during that time. She's no man-hater, of course. And she'd prefer to "maintain a decent taint of national disgrace" than be...
Belfast-born author Anna Burns has seen sales of her Man Booker Prize-winning novel Milkman grow by ''more than 1,000%'' since being shortlisted. The book's publisher Faber has printed up to 100,000 copies since the award was presented on Tuesday night. By Friday morning it was sold out in a number of book stores in Northern Ireland. It...
Proposals to strip Literature Wales of most of its responsibilities have been rejected by the Welsh Government. Instead it has urged the body to work closely with the Welsh Books Council and the Arts Council of Wales (ACW). Last year an independent review was strongly critical of Literature Wales's management and governance and argued much of...