Travis Alabanza and Danielle Jawando Win 2023 Jhalak Prizes for Writers of Color
Travis Alabanza and Danielle Jawando have taken home this year’s Jhalak Prizes for Writers of Color. Alabanza’s None of the Above, a “vulnerable and urgent” memoir exploring genderqueer identities, has won the 2023 Jhalak prize. Meanwhile, Jawando’s coming-of-age novel When Our Worlds Collided has taken the Jhalak children’s and young adult award. The authors were both awarded £1,000 and a specially created work of art as part of the ongoing Jhalak art residency.
Darcy Coates Reveals Cover of Upcoming YA Horror Where He Can’t Find You
On Twitter, author Darcy Coates has shared the cover of her upcoming YA horror novel Where He Can’t Find You. Coates describes the plot of the novel: “A small town hides a horrifying secret. You’ll need to be fast and careful if you want to escape the Stitcher.” Where He Can’t Find You will publish on November 7 from Sourcebooks Fire. You can find links for where to preorder (and more info about the book) on Darcy Coates’ website.
Haruki Murakami Wins Spain’s Princess of Asturias Award for Literature
Bestselling Japanese author Haruki Murakami has won the Princess of Asturias Award for literature, an award given by the Spanish royal foundation to significant works from anywhere in the world. The panel commended Murakami’s works for thoughtfully exploring modern themes, including “loneliness, existential uncertainty, dehumanization in big cities, and terrorism.” There will be a ceremony to celebrate the prize winners in Ovieda in October.
Sweet Talk: 8 Delightfully Fluffy Romances
Cue the feels, the awws, and the swoons. These are the best fluffy romances for your next happily cozy read.