November 2016 Literary Prizes and Book Releases
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The Goldsmiths Prize
November 9, 2016
The Goldsmiths Prize was established in 2013 to celebrate the qualities of creative daring associated with the University and to reward fiction that breaks the mould or extends the possibilities of the novel form. The annual prize of £10,000 is awarded to a book that is deemed genuinely novel and which embodies the spirit of invention that characterizes the genre at its best.
Release Swing Time by Zadie Smith
November 15, 2016
Zadie Smith’s first novel since 2012’s NW, a story about “two brown girls [who] dream of being dancers”, will come out this winter, her publishers have announced. Smith's debut novel White Teeth won the Guardian first book award, and whose On Beauty won the Orange prize.
Frantumaglia: A Writer's Journey by Elena Ferrante
November 1, 2016
This book invites readers into Elena Ferrante’s workshop. It offers a glimpse into the drawers of her writing desk, those drawers from which emerged her three early standalone novels and the four installments of My Brilliant Friend, known in English as the Neapolitan Quartet. Consisting of over 20 years of letters, essays, reflections, and interviews, it is a unique depiction of an author who embodies a consummate passion for writing.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay
November 18, 2016
Inspired by the original Hogwart's textbook by Newt Scamander, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original screenplay marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. A feat of imagination and featuring a cast of remarkable characters and magical creatures, this is epic adventure-packed storytelling at its very best. Whether an existing fan or new to the wizarding world, this is a perfect addition for any film lover or reader's bookshelf. The film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will have its theatrical release on 18th November 2016.