Literature

Book about Jack the Ripper's victims wins top UK nonfiction prize

Hallie Rubenhold claims the Ballie Gifford Prize for exploring the lives of 'ordinary people' killed by the Ripper.

Book about Jack the Ripper's victims wins top UK nonfiction prize

Arts & Culture

Booker judges break rules to honour novelists Atwood and Evaristo

The two women will split the prize after judges defied 1993 rule change that only one author could be honoured.

Booker judges break rules to honour novelists Atwood and Evaristo

Bosnia

Mothers of Srebrenica call for Handke's Nobel prize to be revoked

Group comprised of relatives of thousands massacred in 1995 say prestigious prize awarded to genocide denier.

Mothers of Srebrenica call for Handke's Nobel prize to be revoked

Literature

Outrage in Bosnia, Kosovo over Peter Handke's Nobel prize win

PEN America slams decision to award literary prize to Austrian author, who has denied the Srebrenica genocide.

Outrage in Bosnia, Kosovo over Peter Handke's Nobel prize win

Inside Story

Is the Nobel Prize still relevant?

Notable winners include Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King, Jr., Mother Teresa and Nelson Mandela.

Arts & Culture

Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke win Nobel literature prizes

The Swedish Academy names two winners after a scandal forced the 2018 prize to be postponed.

Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke win Nobel literature prizes

Arts & Culture

Post-scandal Nobel to award two literature prizes this year

Winners for 2018 and 2019 will be announced on Thursday after a sex scandal forced last year's award to be postponed.

Post-scandal Nobel to award two literature prizes this year

Censorship

Obscene, unpatriotic, blasphemous: Banned books through time

As Banned Books Week highlights censorship in literature, Al Jazeera lists some famous works that courted controversy.

Obscene, unpatriotic, blasphemous: Banned books through time

Literature

Author Kamila Shamsie stripped of literary award over BDS support

German city rescinds Nelly Sachs Prize from British Pakistani author, citing her support of the pro-Palestine movement.

Author Kamila Shamsie stripped of literary award over BDS support

Asia

Kashmir, from A to Z: Children's book highlights region's culture

Okus-Bokus, by two Kashmiri women, comes as fears grow over loss of identity amid perceived attempts to erase culture.

Kashmir, from A to Z: Children's book highlights region's culture

Opinion

On poetry, tradition, risk-taking, and colonial barbarians

A conversation between Indian poet Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee and Palestinian poet Najwan Darwish.

Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee

by Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee

Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee

Egypt

Egyptian novelist 'sued' for criticising military officials

Alaa al-Aswany says he faces lawsuit for insulting Egypt's President Adel Fattah el-Sisi, armed forces and judiciary.

Egyptian novelist 'sued' for criticising military officials

Literature

Nobel Prize in literature to be awarded twice this year

The scandal-hit Swedish Academy was blocked from awarding the prize in 2018 following mass resignations.

Nobel Prize in literature to be awarded twice this year

The Listening Post

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Chronicle of a journalism untold

While Nobel Prize laureate Garcia Marquez is mostly known for his literature, he always considered himself a journalist.

The Listening Post

The BuzzFeed bubble bursts: Mass layoffs across digital media

Digital news outlets suffer a round of mass layoffs. Plus, the journalistic life of Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

The BuzzFeed bubble bursts: Mass layoffs across digital media