The Times (South Africa) - - BOOKS - £15 000 — ZADIE SMITH — THE BOOK LOUNGE —

the prize money for the Hawthorn­den Prize for imag­i­na­tive lit­er­a­ture won by Gra­ham Swift for his novel Mother­ing Sun­day. The prize, which has no short­list and is cho­sen from the list of all books pub­lished in the pre­vi­ous year, is de­scribed by the Guardian as “fic­tion’s most se­cre­tive award”.

ac­cord­ing to her pub­lish­ers Hamish Hamil­ton — has two new books sched­uled for pub­li­ca­tion in the next two years. The first is a col­lec­tion of Smith’s short sto­ries and the sec­ond will see the au­thor pen­ning her first his­tor­i­cal novel, ti­tled Fraud and set in the Lon­don sub­urb of Kil­burn, where she grew up.

where Hed­ley Twi­dle launches his book of es­says, Fire­pool , this evening at 6.30pm. Twi­dle will be in con­ver­sa­tion with fel­low au­thor and jour­nal­ist Re­becca Davis. — Ty­mon Smith

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