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A twisty, cosmic tale crowns the youngest-ever Booker winner

A twisty, cosmic tale crowns the youngest-ever Booker winner

Bethanie BlanchardOct 16, 2013

-- This piece originally appeared as a Crikey news art

Young NZ author wins spot on Man Booker shortlist

Young NZ author wins spot on Man Booker shortlist

Bethanie BlanchardSep 11, 2013

-- This piece originally appeared as a Crikey News article.

'The most diverse in Man Booker history': 2013 Man Booker Prize longlist announced

'The most diverse in Man Booker history': 2013 Man Booker Prize longlist announced

Bethanie BlanchardJul 24, 20131 Comment

Something was announced last night in the UK that wasn't to do with the royal baby. The longlist for the 2013 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, which judges describe as the most diverse in the prize's history.

The persistence of gender: a Stella Miles Franklin shortlist

The persistence of gender: a Stella Miles Franklin shortlist

Bethanie BlanchardApr 30, 20131 Comment

There is no question that the debates around gender in literary awards have been important and resulted in real culture change. Yet I feel an uneasiness that it has reached the point where gender has become almost the primary concern in reportage.

All-female 2013 Miles Franklin shortlist announced

All-female 2013 Miles Franklin shortlist announced

Bethanie BlanchardApr 30, 20131 Comment

Five novels make the 2013 Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist, and they're all by female authors

Notes from the Stella Prize

Notes from the Stella Prize

Bethanie BlanchardApr 17, 2013

The overwhelming experience of being at the awards was female writers and authors supporting one another, and the new national award they had created.

Female dominated Miles Franklin longlist

Female dominated Miles Franklin longlist

Bethanie BlanchardMar 26, 20131 Comment

All-fiction Stella Prize shortlist announced

All-fiction Stella Prize shortlist announced

Bethanie BlanchardMar 20, 2013

An Orange by another name: Women's Prize for Fiction longlist announced

An Orange by another name: Women's Prize for Fiction longlist announced

Bethanie BlanchardMar 13, 2013

The Stella Prize longlist announced

The Stella Prize longlist announced

Bethanie BlanchardFeb 21, 20136 Comments

Bad Sex Awards shortlist announced

Bad Sex Awards shortlist announced

Bethanie BlanchardNov 21, 20121 Comment

If you were on twitter late last night, your feed may have been tantalisingly (and confusingly) peppered with such bon mots as:  ‘She smells of almonds, like a plump Bakewell pudding

On a year of literary prizes

On a year of literary prizes

Bethanie BlanchardOct 25, 2012

Mo Yan wins Nobel Prize for Literature 2012

Mo Yan wins Nobel Prize for Literature 2012

Bethanie BlanchardOct 12, 20121 Comment

A talisman of luck and love: Gillian Mears' <i>Foal's Bread</i>

A talisman of luck and love: Gillian Mears' Foal's Bread

Bethanie BlanchardSep 18, 20126 Comments

Man Booker 2012 shortlist announced

Man Booker 2012 shortlist announced

Bethanie BlanchardSep 12, 20122 Comments