Pleasure Through Reading - Zambia
This project uses television programmes to stimulate
and promote reading in Zambia.
Sisulu biography wins Noma Award 2003
Elinor Sisulu’s biography of Walter and Albertina
Sisulu has won the 24th Noma Award for Publishing in Africa, a hat-trick
for Cape Town publishers David Philip.
John Maxwell Coetzee wins the Nobel Prize for
The Swedish Academy have announced that South African
writer John Maxwell Coetzee is winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature
Crossing Borders programme Phase 2 (West Africa)
The Department of English and Creative Writing at
Lancaster University is running a distance-learning programme for African
writers who already have some experience in poetry ...
New status for Cape Town's Centre for the Book
South Africa’s Centre for the Book has been recognised
by the Department of Arts & Culture as a ‘Special Project’ of the National Library.
Final blow to Heinemann African Writers Series.
The Heinemann International Division, which published
the African Writers Series (AWS) for 40 years, was closed down earlier this
month with the loss of 30 jobs ...
Caine Prize 2003 winner announced : Another Kenyan
Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor has been awarded the $15,000 2003
Caine Prize for African Writing, for her short story ‘Weight of Whispers’
, published in Kwani? in 2003.
Board closes office and postpones South African
International Festival of Books (Bookeish!) indefinitely.
Interim fundraising targets had not been reached
when the Board of the South African International Festival of Books
(Bookeish!) met at the beginning of July.
Books for Africa - IBBY Congress 2004 call for
In coming to Cape Town in September 2004, IBBY Congress
comes for the first time to Africa. BOOKS FOR AFRICA will have two broad
tracks - a celebration of the abundance of African storytelling &
its heritage all over the world.
Tragic death of Siphikelelo (Spike) Gaura, ZIBF's
Programme and Information Officer
It is with the greatest regret and sorrow that the
Zimbabwe International Book Fair has to announce the death of Siphikelelo
(Spike) Gaura, the ZIBF's Programme and Information Officer. Spike had
been battling with a heart condition for some time. Many of ...
Zimbabwe International Book Fair gets a new Executive
Mr Samuel Matsangaise has been appointed to the position of Executive
Director of ZIBF. Mr Matsangaise is a former editor at Zimbabwe Publishing
House and was the ...
André Brink wins The Commonwealth Writers
An international judging panel, meeting in South Africa has awarded
the 2003 Commonwealth Writers Prize Best Book Award, Africa region to
André Brink for The Other Side of Silence. The Best First Book Award
was awarded to ...
Caine Prize for African Writing 2003 shortlist
A shortlist of five African writers has been chosen by the panel
of judges for this year’s Caine Prize for African Writing. The winner
of the US$15,000 prize will be announced on 14 July, in Oxford, UK.
Cambridge University Press Internships for Graduates
As part of its commitment to equality of opportunity in the workplace,
between 2004 and 2010 the African Branch of Cambridge University Press
will be making available two internships per year for suitably qualified
PDI graduates to receive intensive and in-depth training in all the
main aspects of publishing.
BOOKS FOR AFRICA - IBBY CONGRESS 2004 CALL FOR
PAPERS, WORKSHOPS & POSTER SESSIONS
In coming to Cape Town in September 2004, IBBY Congress comes for
the first time to Africa. BOOKS FOR AFRICA will have two broad tracks
- a celebration of the abundance of African storytelling & its heritage
all over the world; and then an exploration of how to provide African
young people with the books they urgently need.
Antwerp to be World Book Capital 2004
The city of Antwerp in Belgium has won the bid for World Book Capital
2004. The selection committee unanimously favoured Antwerp because of
the excellence of the programme submitted, including a number of aspects
of book promotion, like book sales, books and reading, literature, services,
crafts, books for the youths, books and cultural diversity and books
and cultural minorities.
Our New Email Address
Please note the new email address for the Bellagio
Publishing Network: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please go to the
Contact Info page.
2003 Prague International Book Fair features
Topic of fair’s central exhibition is African
9th Prague International Book Fair, 24th April-7th
May 2003, focuses on Africa. The literary part of the programme will
be prepared by the organiser in co-operation with its professional partners
from abroad, international cultural institutions and will also focus
on the African literary diaspora in order to offer as comprehensive
a presentation of African literature and its publishers as possible.
Bellagio Publishing Network Newsletter, Issue 31, 2002
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APNET secretariat on the move
The African Publishers Network secretariat has moved. As from 3
January 2003 their address is:
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