Small Voice, Amplified

Congratulations to 29-year-old writer Evie Wyld on her winning of the John Llewellyn Rhys prize for her book After the Fire, a Still Small Voice.   Her first novel, it follows a family in eastern Australia, and the long-term effects created by a legacy of war and violence.


Past winners of the award -- which is for writers from UK and Commonwealth under 35 -- include Margaret Drabble and Jeannette Winterson.    We particularly like hearing that author -- when she is not writing -- is a bookseller.

 

Hat tip to the Granta website for the info.

 

-BILL TIPPER

April 23: " 'A job,' the woman repeated again, smiling, as if I hadn't heard her. 'Would you like one?' "

advertisement
Books, CDs, DVDs to know about now
In the Light of What We Know

Zia Haider Rahman's mystery of a brilliant Bangladeshi mathematician's past barrels through the Ivy League, London high finance, and spy-haunted Afghanistan in a page-turning tale of exile, intrigue and the price of friendship. A Discover Great New Writers selection.

The People's Platform

Once touted as the foundation for tomorrow's digital democracy, the Internet is increasingly ruled by a few corporate giants, while millions of contributors till its fields for free. Astra Taylor looks at why the web has failed to deliver a communitarian cyberscape, and offers a compelling case for restoring its original vision.

A Private Venus

Dubbed "the Italian Simenon," Giorgio Scerbanenco (1911-1969) began his crime-writing career with books set in the USA, but quickly shifted scene closer to home, the city of Milan.  In this adventure, appearing in English for the first time, his underdog hero Dr. Duca Lamberti finds himself in the middle of a seedy, scantily clad criminal racket, where the presence of an outsider could result in death.